86-1 Shot Wins Friday's 8th Race

86-1 Shot Wins Friday's 8th Race

LAUREL, MD. 10-24-14---Kenneth Taylor et al’s Start Puffing flew home down the lane to post a surprising victory at odds of 86-1 in today’s eighth race at Laurel Park.

Street Puffing registered her second lifetime win in six starts, this time beating $25,000 2-year-old claiming fillies. The daughter of Jump Start was last coming into the stretch and had only two fillies beaten a furlong from home, but apprentice Vanessa Ryall had her up in time to nip One Massive Cat by a neck in 59.85 seconds for the 5-furlong distance on the main track. Forestry’s Majesty finished third.

The John Salzman Sr. trainee paid $175.60 and topped a $412 exacta, a $1,372.40 trifecta and a $16,869.40 superfecta.

“She broke good and took herself back,” Ryall said. “She was sitting in a great spot and when I asked her to go, she took off.”

The win was the fourth of the Laurel fall meeting for Ryall, a 23-year-old from Norway. She arrived in Maryland in May and began riding during the last week of the Pimlico Race Course spring stand. She finished in a fifth place tie in the standings at the Timonium meet with five longshot victories.


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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.