BENSALEM, PA.--Bernie Houghton saddled Barlar LLC's homebred Imply to win the $100,000, 1 1/16 mile Mrs. Penny Stakes on the turf at Pa Day at the Races that drew 450 PHBA members and their guests to Parx Racing on Aug. 3 for a card of five Pa-bred races offering a total of $1 million in purses and owner and breeder awards.
"She's doing good," said Houghton. "She's a tough mare. She loves the grass, she loves Presque Isle. She's won on the dirt, on the turf and an an all-weather track. She's a very versatile mare."
"She won easily," said Houghton.
Imply race fourth in the early going, moved out three wide nearing the stretch, took over the lead mid-stretch and won by 2 lengths for her fourth win, three of them in stakes, this year.
The 6-year-old mare by E Dubai now has 12 wins, seven seconds an two thirds from 28 career starts and $769,228 in earnings.
Houghton said he's pointing her towards a race at Presque isle in late October and then maybe a turf race at Laurel.
"SHE SEEMS to be getting better the older she gets," said Houghton. "We haven't discussed whether she'll run again next year. Her owner said he wants to breed her, but I don't know if that's for next year."
Marvin Delfiner and George Krall's Afleet Tizzy, bred by Blackstone Farm LLC and trained by John Tyler Servis, won the $100,000, 6 furlong Dr. Teresa Garofalo Memorial Stakes for her first stakes victory.
Afleet Tizzy, a 5-year-old mare, stalked the dueling leaders and went to the lead mid-stretch to win by 1 length, running her career wins to six with 10 seconds and six thirds from 25 starts and career earnings of $374,646.
Someday Jones, owned by Main Line Racing Stable and Alexandria Stable, bred by Patricia L. Chapman and trained by John C. Servis, won the $100,000, 1 1/16 mile Roanoke Stakes for his second stakes win.
The 6-year-old stallion settled inside the pacemakers and pulled away in the stretch to win by 6 1/4 lengths.
He now has nine wins, four seconds and one third from 22 starts and career earnings of $485,530.
Midtowncharlybrown, owned by Uptowncharlybrown Stud LLC and Godric LLC, bred by Godric LLc and trained by Edward J. Coletti, Jr., won the $100,000, 6 furlong Banjo Picker Sprint Stakes for his fourth stakes win.
The 5-year-old stallion dueled for the lead, went into the lead at the 16th pole and held on to win by a neck
Midtowncharlybrown now has 10 wins, one second and one third from 20 starts and $475.008 in career earnings.
Ten Strike Racing's Hollywood Talent, bred by Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey and trained by Juan Carlos Guerrero, won the $100,000, 5 furlong Marshall Jenney Stakes on the turf for the 8-year-old gelding's first stakes win.
Hollywood Talent raced close to the front, wore down the pacemaker and won by a nose in a head bob.
He now has 10 wins, eight seconds and four thirds from 38 starts and $378,679 earnings.