Chester, PA — The Muscle Hill sophomore filly Maiden Voyage is now two-for-three in 2023 after winning Wednesday’s (June 7) $12,600 featured trot at Harrah’s Philadelphia. Trotting her own last quarter in :28 while rallying from third, Maiden Voyage lowered her mark to 1:55 under the guidance of the meet’s top driver, Tim Tetrick, for trainer Anette Lorentzon and S R F Stable.
A sprint pace and a marathon trot were also carded. Hes Rockin Ralphie carved out a wicked pace when Dirt On My Boots set the world record of 1:06.2 for this pacing distance on May 21, but today Simon Allard was able to get kinder fractions — albeit :26.1 and :53.1 — as the Rockin Image gelding crossed the line first after covering five furlings in 1:07 for trainer Anthony DeFrancesco IV and owners Louis A. and Louis M. Di Tullio.
The trotters went in a 1-1/4-mile race, bet on the board as a closely-matched group and producing a finish matching those expectations, with the Yankee Glide mare Landia gaining in the stretch to win in 2:29.3 for owner-trainer Donald Maiorano. It was one of seven winners on the day for driver David Miller; Tetrick had four.
Harrah’s Philadelphia is currently racing on a four-day-a-week schedule, with racing on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 12:25 p.m. and Sundays at 12:40 p.m. Program pages for all races at Harrah’s Philadelphia are or will be available on the PHHA website.