Oceanport, N.J. – Hardacre
Farm LLC’s Tale of Peace held off all challengers to capture the $32,000
allowance/optional claiming feature at Monmouth Park on Sunday by a neck.
Ridden by Chris DeCarlo, Tale of Peace, took the lead
around the first turn, was overtaken on the backstretch, retook command turning
for home and then held off the late charge of Falbala to stop the timer in 1:42
flat for a mile and 70 yards over a fast main track. The winner returned $7.20, $3.40 and $2.80 and
topped the $31.60 exacta. Falbala paid
$4 and $3.60. It was 3 ¾ lengths back to
Carolina Princess, who paid $6.80 to show.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said winning
owner/trainer/breeder Amy Tarrant. “I
was especially happy to see the way that she fought back after she got
headed. Her mother was one of my
favorite mares and she showed a lot of her same courage today. I’m very pleased with the way she dug in to
A 3-year-old filly by Peace Rules from the Tale of the
Cat mare Aerocat, Tale of Peace earned her second win in six starts by taking
the Sunday feature.
Live racing continues at Monmouth Park
on Saturday, Sept. 15 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:45 p.m. Saturday marks the 10th anniversary
of the New Jersey Thoroughbred Festival, celebrating the best-of-the-best
runners bred in the Garden