Safe From Terror reclaimed her lead in the battle for "winningest" Standardbred in North America in 2017, capturing her 22nd victory this year in Monday’s $20,000 Filly & Mare Preferred Handicap Pace at The Meadows.
Safe From Terror has been dueling with the western New York-based mare Quicksilvercandy A, who has 21 wins this season.
Assigned post eight, Safe From Terror was parked through a blistering :26.3 opening panel. But the 5-year-old daughter of Western Terror-In A Safe Place still was much the best, as she widened her lead late for Jim Pantaleano to score in 1:51.3. Miss Mady shot the Lightning Lane for second, 5 1/4 lengths back, with the pocket-sitting Shady Caroline third.
Diana Riegle trains Safe From Terror, who now boasts $889,457 in career earnings, for Winchester Baye Acres.
Pantaleano collected five wins on the 13-race card while Mike Wilder enjoyed a triple. (The Meadows)