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  Pure Country scores first win of the season in Lady Liberty
Pure Country faced pressure for the final quarter-mile from Nike Franco N but fended off the challenge to win Saturday’s (Aug. 5) $200,400 Lady Liberty Stakes for older female pacers by a head in 1:50 at the Meadowlands. Nike Franco N was second and fast-closing Penpal finished third...read on
             
                 
   Lady Liberty
 Open Mare Pace    1.609 m auto   Purse: $202 900
             
 
RACE 15 - Meadowlands - NJ - August 5, 2017
Conditions: LADY LIBERTY TVG Free For All Mares ** To be drawn Wednesday Aug. 2 **
Gait: Pace     Purse: $202,900     Class: Ldy Lbrty     Distance: 1 Mile    Track Cond: FAST 
   
       
 
HN  Horse  PP  1/4  1/2  3/4  Str  Finish Actual LQ Odds  Driver  Trainer
   
3  Pure Country  3  3°/2  1/1Q  1/HD  2/Q  1/HD 1:50.0  27.3 4.20   Mark Macdonald  Jimmy Takter
   
   
5  Nike Franco N  5  4/3Q  4°/2H  2°/HD  1/Q  2/HD 1:50.0  27.3 *0.40   Tim Tetrick  Jo Ann Looney-King
   
   
6  Penpal  6  7/7T  8°/6Q  7°°°/4Q  4/1T  3/NK 1:50.0  26.4 12.60   Pat Lachance  Pat Lachance
   
   
1  Call Me Queen Be  1  2/1  3/2H  5/3  5/1T  4/T 1:50.1  27.1 12.40   Scott Zeron  Ross Croghan
   
   
4  Frost Damage Blues  4  6/6  6°/5  6°°/3  3/1T  5/1T 1:50.2  27.2 10.80   David Miller  Tom Fanning
   
   
7  Blue Moon Stride  7  8/9Q  7/6  8/5  8/3  6/2T 1:50.3  27.1 23.00   Brian Sears  Mark Harder
   
   
2  Medusa  2  5/4H  5°/3T  4°/1T  6/2  7/3H 1:50.3  27.4 38.50   Matt Kakaley  Andrew Federico Jr
   
   
8  Shesjustadelight N  8  1°/1  2/1Q  3/1Q  7/2Q  8/3T 1:50.4  28.1 65.50   Ron Cushing  Heidi Gibbs
   
       
 
1st Pure Country  (4, M   Somebeachsomewhere - Western Montana - Western Hanover)
    Registered Owner(s)/Lessee(s):  Diamond Creek Racing - PA
    Breeder(s):  Diamond Creek Farm LLC - PA 
2nd Nike Franco N  (7, M   McArdle - Nearea Franco - Badlands Hanover)
    Registered Owner(s):  Richard Poillucci - MA
    Breeder(s):  Spreydon Lodge LTD - NZ 
3rd Penpal  (4, M   American Ideal - Copywriter - Artsplace)
    Registered Owner(s):  Pat Lachance - NJ, M & M Harness Racing LLC - NY
    Breeder(s):  Brittany Farms LLC - KY 
   
       
     
 
   
       
   
 

Pure Country collects her first win of the season in 1:50 in the Lady Liberty on Saturday.
 
 
Pure Country scores first win of the season in Lady Liberty
Pure Country faced pressure for the final quarter-mile from Nike Franco N but fended off the challenge to win Saturday’s (Aug. 5) $200,400 Lady Liberty Stakes for older female pacers by a head in 1:50 at the Meadowlands. Nike Franco N was second and fast-closing Penpal finished third.

Shesjustadelight N led the field to the first quarter in :27.2 before Pure Country made a move on the backstretch and claimed the lead at the half, which was reached in :55.2. Nike Franco N started a first-over drive prior to three-quarters and was alongside Pure Country when they hit the marker in 1:22.2.

The two mares raced side-by-side the rest of the way, with Pure Country putting her head in front at the wire.

“She’s a really good mare, I’m very fortunate to pick up the drive,” said winning driver Mark MacDonald, who sat behind Pure Country for the first time in her career. “That was a really brave, courageous effort down the stretch to fight off (Nike Franco N). She was actually beat. Halfway down the stretch Nike Franco had her headed. She’s just so game and gutsy that she dug back in and stuck her head out and got there for me.”

Pure Country, a Dan Patch Award winner at ages two and three, won for the first time in seven races this year, although she had three second-place finishes.

“She’s a fantastic filly,” winning trainer Jimmy Takter said. “We ran into a lot of problems with her. She got sick and stuff like that.”

Takter credited former driver Brett Miller for suggesting a driver change.

“He’s such a class guy,” Takter said.

“This filly fits Mark’s style. He drove a great race. I was very happy for Mark.”

Pure Country is owned by Diamond Creek Racing. She has won 21 of 38 career races and earned $1.9 million.

Pure Country paid $10.40, $3.20 and $2.60. Nike Franco N, the 2-5 favorite, paid $2.10 and $2.10. Penpal paid $3.20.
 
             
   
                 
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