Limousine Liberal sets a new record at Ellis Park.

Limousine Liberal sets a new record at Ellis Park.

Steve Kweskin

Limousine Liberal Sets Ellis Park Record

Three-year-old was making second career start after maiden-breaking win.

Three-year-old Limousine Liberal blitzed to an Ellis Park track record for six furlongs in winning the sixth race July 18. 
 
With Dylan Davis riding for trainer Ben Colebrook, the 3-year-old Successful Appeal  gelding pressed early the early pacesetter then took over through the stretch en route to a 3 3/4-length triumph in a record 1:07.89. 
 
Limousine Liberal's time eclipsed the track's previous six-furlong standard of 1:07.98 set Aug. 29, 2014 by Mesoma (Flatter ) in a maiden special weight race. Limousine Liberal won his career debut going the same distance June 21 at Churchill Downs
 
The victory, as the even-money favorite in the allowance race, was the second from as many career starts for Limousine Liberal, who was bred in Kentucky by owner Katherine Ball along with Mike Ball. His dam is the In Excess mare Gift of Gab, a full sister to grade III winner Uncle Denny. Sire Successful Appeal stands at Walmac Farm near Lexington.