Sassy Hound Wins Sprint at Laurel
Updated: Saturday, August 3, 2002 7:05 PM
(Edited from track report)
Posted: Saturday, August 3, 2002 7:02 PM
Toby Roth's Sassy Hound upped his lifetime record to 13
for 25 with a commanding performance in Saturday's $50,000 Dave's Friend Stakes at Laurel Park.
Jockey Horatio Karamanos determined to have Sassy Hound, a 5-year-old son of Deerhound, press the pacesetter Rusty Spur from the get-go. They pushed the leader into the turn, then powered by to get the lead and drive to victory, 1-1/4 lengths clear of Deer Run, who rallied to reach second. Rusty Spur finished third.
The winner paid $6.40 and completed the six-furlong distance in a spiffy 1:09.34 over a fast main track.
Sassy Hound won five of 11 starts in 2001, but the Maryland-bred was just one for three this year before winning.
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