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Promising Filly Koby Jo Posts Another Win
The promising 3-year-old filly Koby Jo improved her career batting average to .500 Sunday when she posted an impressive 1 1/4-length victory in the $36,100 sprint feature at Golden Gate Fields.
Koby Jo, ridden by Inoel Beato, ran down English Royal in deep stretch to earn her fourth win in eight starts. Cathy’s Crunches, the 3-2 favorite, finished third, a half-length behind English Royal and a head in front of Advance Ticket.
Trained by Lloyd Mason, Koby Jo ran 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:03.93 and paid $9.60 to win. Owned and bred by Ann Marie Farm, Koby Jo is a Kentucky-bred daughter of Limehouse.
Koby Jo is a versatile runner who has recorded victories at three different distances
(5 1/2 furlongs, six furlongs, and one mile) and on two different surfaces (Golden Gate Fields’ synthetic Tapeta track and Golden Gate Fields’ turf course).
Koby Jo earned $21,000 Sunday and has banked $89,410 in her eight trips to the starting gate.
Racing resumes at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Post time is 12:45 p.m.
Golden Gate Fields is a Stronach Group company, North America's leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its Adena Springs operation. The company owns and operates AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology, and XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horseracing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horseracing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.