Washington, PA — First-time starter Beach Cowgirl powered to the point with a first-over move and kept rolling, scoring in a stake-record 1:51 in Friday’s (July 9) $165,755 Pennsylvania Sire Stake at Hollywood Casino at The Meadows. Proud Mary and My Little Captain captured the other divisions in the event, known as the Sand Tart, for freshman filly pacers.
Winning driver Joe Bongiorno said despite her greenness; he had no qualms about moving Beach Cowgirl without cover.
“I was very confident with her,” Bongiorno said. “Off the fast pace, I knew I could just grind her up there without talking to her. When I spoke to her in the middle of the last turn, she felt like a horse that’s been doing it for ten years. She had plenty left.”