Pies Prospect Breaks Tampa Bay Track Mark
Updated: Saturday, January 14, 2006 2:23 PM
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2006 6:30 PM
Pies Prospect shattered the 1 1/16-mile track record at Tampa Bay Downs in Friday's featured ninth race with a clocking of 1:43.27. The old mark set on March 29, 1989 was held by Sunny Prospector of 1:43.40.
(The track initially reported Pies Prospect's time as 1:42.27).
The 5-year-old son of Crafty Prospector
rallied from just off the pace in the $60,000 optional allowance/claiming event to win by 5 3/4 lengths for owner Robert LaPenta and trainer Nick Zito.
Last season's leading rider at Tampa, Jesus Castanon, rode Pies Prospect, a winner of more than $607,539 in his career, including several graded stakes races. He was favored at 1-2 in the field of six.
Second place went to Cherokee Prince and Tour the Hive rounded out the trifecta.
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