Lady Gin Shatters Track Record in Wooden Star Stakes

Thunderhead Farms' Lady Gin trimmed over two seconds off the previous Hawthorne Race Course track record for about five furlongs on the turf Sunday, winning the $44,000 Wooden Star Stakes in :56.19 over firm turf. The previous track record of :58 4/5 was shared by three horses.

The Don Von Hemel-trained 3-year-old daughter of Saint Ballado led at every call as the 11-10 favorite to win by 2 1/2 lengths under jockey Christopher Valovich. She earned $26,400 for the win, her sixth in 16 starts. Little Won was second, and Diablo's First Lady third in the eight-horse field.

Lady Gin was bred in Florida by Ocala Stud Farm. (Chart, Equibase)