CC Racing and Jo Ann Looney-King's Newborn Sassy ($7, Victor Kirby) had a successful return to the races Tuesday (May 16) with a 1:53.1 triumph in the featured $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway.
Inittowinafortune left alertly from post position 7 and cleared Lightning Mach N to the opening quarter mile in 27.3 seconds. Inittowinafortune led the field of eight mares to the half-mile in 56 seconds and three-quarters in 1:24.3 as Sweet Bobbie applied mild pressure.
The leader tired in the stretch as Newborn Sassy fanned widest of all and swept by the field to win her first start of the season for trainer Jim King Jr.
Quotable Quotes rallied for second while Hostess Lisa was third. A winner of nearly $350,000 in her sophomore campaign, Newborn Sassy registered her 16th career win.
Mike Hall had an owner double for trainer Doug Lewis, winning consecutive races with Square Dancer ($7) and Rocknroll Vision ($4), both of whom were driven by Jon Roberts.
Josh Green had a training double with Free Flight Fran ($2.40, Ross Wolfenden) and Honest Gambler ($2.20, Victor Kirby). (Harrington)