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Pure Country All Business In Sire Stakes

Published: July 15, 2016 12:18 pm ET

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Three-year-old pacing filly Pure Country was all business on Thursday, July 14 at Harrah’s Philadelphia. The Somebeachsomewhere lass recorded her fourth consecutive win, as she captured her $79,880 division of the Pennsylvania Sire Stakes.

The Breeders Crown winner was driven by Brett Miller and was sent postward at the heavy 1-9 favourite. She had little difficulty on Thursday, as she paced a front-end trip won under wraps in 1:51.1. The victory was her fifth win in eight starts this season. Her career earnings now sit at just under $1.4 million. Pure Country is owned by Diamond Creek Farms and trained by Jimmy Takter.

The daughter of Somebeachsomewhere was undefeated as a two-year-old, as she went 10 for 10 and won over $782,000 in earnings. After a bit of a slow beginning this year due to sickness, Pure Country has found her form, as she has posted wins in the Fan Hanover and the Lynch in two of her last three starts.

In the second division, it was CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy (driven by Tim Tetrick) who got the job done. The daughter of Western Ideal was used twice from Post 7 and brushed to the top after being parked through the opening quarter. Newborn Sassy then yielded the lead to favourite Call Me Queen Be (Scott Zeron). Newborn Sassy hit the passing line in the stretch and went on to win by a half length. She stopped the clock in 1:51.4. The victory was her tenth career win, and her second win of the season. She paid $11.40.

(With files from Harrah's Philadelphia)

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