Three divisions of Pennsylvania Sire Stakes races featuring 3-year-old filly trotters were contested at Harrah's Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon.
The first division went to Katz and Libfeld's Designed To Be. The daughter of Donato Hanover quarter-moved past early leader Global Magic and never looked back. She went on to trot the mile in 1:55 for trainer Julie Miller and driver Brian Sears. Designed To Be notched her 5th career victory out of nine starts and she pushed her career earnings over the $300,000 mark.
The second division was conquered by five-time winner Steppin Out. She grabbed the early pocket spot, pulling before the half and holding steady over a closing Explosive Victory in 1:57.2. Steppin Out is a daughter of Yankee Glide out of the Andover Hall mare Quantum Darling. She is owned by Glat Kosher Racing, trained by Chas Norris and was driven by Dan Rawlings.
The third division was won in a thrilling stretch duel by Harley Momma. Harley Momma came up the open stretch to nip favorite Take The Money in the final strides in a time of 1:54.2. Harley Momma has won 3 of her last 4 and now has earnings well over $100,000. She is owned by Harbor Racing Stable, trained by Jim Raymer, and was driven to victory by Howard Parker. (Harrah's Philadelphia)