Hamburg, NY – Kaitlyn Rae broke into the win column for the first time this season as she was able to register a half-length victory over Sentimental Lady in Buffalo Raceway’s featured $8,400 Class B event for the distaff pacers. She covered the mile in 1:57.1 over a fast track.
After posting 14 victories and putting more than $83,000 in the bank in 2018, it’s been a tough go for Kaitlyn Rae to reach the winner’s circle this year. She earned four second-place finishes and a third in 13 tries during the drought, but finally got that elusive first win on Wednesday night (May 15).
Cruising along in fourth place early as Good Lookin Woman (Jim Morrill Jr.) put up fractions of :29, :59,1 and 1:27.4, Kaitlyn Rae (Ray Fisher Jr.) was first over and put up a tough first-over grind.
Down the lane, Kaitlyn Rae ($3.30) was able to wear down the pace-setting Good Lookin Woman and hold back the late rushes of Sentimental Lady (Drew Monti) and Carrickmannon N (Kevin Cummings) who were second and third, respectively.
Owned and trained by Riley Asher-Stalbaum, Kaitlyn Rae (Cheyenne Rei-I C U Lookin) is a 10-year-old mare that has now won $17,705 this season and $422,494 lifetime. It was also her 63rd career win.
Shawn McDonough completed the night with a driving/training double while Fisher Jr. also ended the day with a driving double. Marc Shuttleworth had a pair of training victories.
Racing will continue on Friday night (May 17) with an eight-race card slated for 5 p.m. There’s a $752 carryover in the Pick-5, which begins in the second race. There will be a 10-race program on Saturday with a special 7:15 p.m. post time in order to accommodate the running of the Preakness Stakes.
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