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Who's In Town Takes Command In Safely Kept Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 11-15-14---Richard L. Golden’s Who’s In Town tipped off the rail, steered out five wide into the stretch and took command of the $100,000 Safely Kept Stakes for 3 year old fillies at Laurel Park.
Michael Matz trains the Speightstown filly, who won an allowance prep at Laurel on September 29. Shayjolie finished second, three-quarters of a length behind the winner. True Romance took third.
“We have been very pleased with all of her previous races,” Matz said. “If you look at any of her races you can see that she always tries very hard. Even when other horses are right at her head she continues on.”
Alex Cintron was scheduled to ride the winner but suffered multiple facial fractures, including a broken jaw, in a spill at Laurel Friday afternoon. Julian Pimentel picked up the mount.
“In the paddock, Mr. Matz told me that this is most lovely filly in the barn. She is a treasure to be around and I would enjoy riding her,” Pimentel said. “She was great in the post parade and we got a very good break. I could have gone to the front but she seemed like she would relax. I took her back and when the horses on the lead started to weaken, I angled her to the outside, asked her to pick it up and she quickly went to the lead. I had some horse left and couldn’t have asked for a better trip.”
Who’s In Town covered the 7-furlongs in 1:23.68 and paid $11.40. She now has eight in the money finishes in 11 career starts with earnings of $210,897.
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.