Bernie Houghton saddled Imply to win on Pa Day at the Races
- By SARA CAVANAGH
BENSALEM, PA.--Bernie Houghton saddled Barlar LLC's homebred Imply to win the $100,000, 1 1/16 mile Mrs. Penny Stakes on the turf at Pa Day at the Races that drew 450 PHBA members and their guests to Parx Racing on Aug. 3 for a card of five Pa-bred races offering a total of $1 million in purses and owner and breeder awards.
"She's doing good," said Houghton. "She's a tough mare. She loves the grass, she loves Presque Isle. She's won on the dirt, on the turf and an an all-weather track. She's a very versatile mare."
"She won easily," said Houghton.
Imply race fourth in the early going, moved out three wide nearing the stretch, took over the lead mid-stretch and won by 2 lengths for her fourth win, three of them in stakes, this year.
The 6-year-old mare by E Dubai now has 12 wins, seven seconds an two thirds from 28 career starts and $769,228 in earnings.
Houghton said he's pointing her towards a race at Presque isle in late October and then maybe a turf race at Laurel.