Penn-bred Racehorse wins Claiming Honor

It may be winter time with cold temperatures in Pennsylvania but that didn’t stop Spring Flower from winning the third race at PARX on Saturday afternoon and being named the Claimer of the Week. The tough mare was close up and tackled the winner at the top of the stretch before heading to the wire to garner her fifth career victory. Ridden by Stewart Elliott in the $16,000 claiming event, the 5 year old covered the 6 furlongs in 1:10.15 and returned $14.40 to her supporters. It was her first race after being claimed by trainer Ronald Dandy for owner Michael Moriarity. The daughter of Flower Alley has finished in the money 16 times from 31 starts and now has a lifetime Bankroll of $213,000.

-Art Parker

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