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Mendassity Sets Course Record and Lights Up The Tote Board
LAUREL, MD. 10-5-13---Mendassity set a turf track record while the 1-2-3 finishers in today’s $42,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park were all long shots.
Trained by Hugh McMahon and ridden by J D Acosta, Mendassity led from start to finish and covered the 5-1/2 furlong distance in 1:01.25, clipping .02 of a second off the turf course record. Mendassity beat 73-1 shot Yes It’s Persia by ¾ of a length for the win, while 7-1 Proficient finished third.
The payoffs were generous. Mendassity paid $79.80 to win and set off a $1806.20 exacta and a $6280.50 triple. The superfecta, with Wildcat Queen taking fourth, came back $68,035 for $1.
Mendassity, who was notching her second lifetime win, was dismissed by the bettors because she had failed to score in six previous starts on the turf.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.