Balmoral Park (11/10/12)
Contact: Tom Kelley
Always About Katey Shines in American National
Always About Katey captured the $113,000 American National Stake for freshman pacing fillies in a career best 1:53.1 Saturday night, Nov. 10 at Balmoral Park in suburban Crete, IL.
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Trained by Roger Welch and driven by Todd Warren, the daughter of Always A Virgin pocketed $61,020, upping her lifetime bankroll to $406,295.
After stealing the lead away from Incredible Filly (John Roberts) just past the :29.1 opening panel, Always About Katey took her five rivals to a :56.1 half and 1:25 three-quarters.
“She’s always been a strong filly since her first start,” Warren offered. “She was really sharp again tonight and Roger (trainer Welch) did a great job of prepping her for this race.”
Always About Katey used a :28.1 final panel brush to score her tenth win in 12 career starts for owners William C Delong of Wisconson, William P Delong of Illinois, and Katey McClymont of Wisconsin.
“She was the dominate filly in Indiana this season,” Warren noted. “In her last start there, I came fourth over at the top of the stretch and she was just tremendous. She’s very powerful.”
Auniqueaquistion (Mike Oosting) was second by 3 ½ lengths, while Incredible Filly held on for third.
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About Balmoral Park: Located in Crete, IL just 12 miles south of 80/94; Balmoral Park has been one of the nation's premier horse racing facilities since 1926. Balmoral Park features live racing every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking is always free.