Monday, October 24, 2011
It’s Me Mom Wins $100,000 O’Malley Stakes at Suffolk Downs
EAST BOSTON, MA - It's Me Mom prevailed by a nose over 6-5 favorite Nicole H in the $100,000 Robert M. O'Malley Sprint Stakes on Saturday at Suffolk Downs before an exuberant crowd of 10,103 fans who were also treated to the track’s first-ever Food Truck Festival.
It’s Me Mom, ridden to victory by Willie Martinez for trainer Lynne Scace, broke sharply and rolled through demanding early fractions of :21.17, :43.63 and :55.91 before completing the six furlongs in 1:09.67.
It's Me Mom, a three-year-old daughter of Put it Back, paid $25.80, 10.60 and 6.80. Nicole H returned $3.20 and 2.40, while Karmageddon returned $5.80.
Also on the card, Silk Spinner earned his second consecutive stakes victory with a five-and-three-quarter length triumph under Gary Wales, completing the one mile and seventy yards in 1:45.53. A homebred three-year-old son of Silk Broker trained by Adel Salim, Silk Spinner broke sharply and held off a late charge from reigning New England champion juvenile Miscoe Gray for the win.
Silk Spinner returned $3.80, 2.80 and 2.20. Miscoe Gray paid $6.40 and 3.80, while Sociano's Legacy returned $3.80.
The stakes races were the featured events on a special 10-race program conducted in conjunction with a food truck festival that included 15 gourmet food trucks serving a wide variety of specialty items.
Suffolk Downs recognized several local charitable organizations at the Food Truck Festival as part of its “Community Winner’s Circle” program. The honorees were the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, and Winthrop Charities. The “Community Winner’s Circle” program was established in 2008 in a continuation of the track’s long-standing community outreach program.
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