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First-time starter ties Northfield 2FT record

July 02, 2014
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The 1:58.1 freshman filly trotting record set by Rose Run Keepsake and Steve Carter in 2008 was equaled on Tuesday in Northfield Park's sixth race. First-time starter You're Majestic appeared to be an unlikely candidate to equal a track record. The program showed her only line as a qualifier, trotting in 2:07.2. But when the horses crossed the finish, she was in front and no other 2-year-old filly has ever trotted the Flying Turns faster.
 
Gloria Gillis of Mansfield, La., owns You're Majestic. Trainer Ladarrius Whitaker called upon Ronnie Wrenn Jr. for the winning drive.
 
You're Majestic (Majestic Son-You're Adorable-Inquirer) started from post four. She sat in a stalking position and let her competition carve ambitious fractions of :28.4, :58.4 and 1:28.2. Wrenn tipped her inside at the top of the stretch and You're Majestic responded like an experienced horse and bested her competition by a quarter length in 1:58.1.
 
You're Majestic was the only freshman in the race and returned $27.40 to win. The win was one of six victories on the night for Wrenn. (Northfield Park)
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