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Disco Chick Finds Her Groove in Sunday’s Regret Stakes

July 16, 2017

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Freedom Racing LLC’s Disco Chick headed the speedy Bustin Out near the quarter pole before putting away that rival and drawing clear to a 2 ¼ length score in the $60,000 Regret Stakes before a Sunday crowd of 11,427 at Monmouth Park. 

          Trained by Miguel Penaloza, Disco Chick stepped the six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:09.69 and returned $14.80, $7.20 and $3.  Court Dancer rallied to complete the $45.80 exacta and paid $3.40 and $2.20.  It was another length and a quarter back to Bustin Out, who paid $2.20 to show in the field of five mares. 

          “I knew the outside horse (Bustin Out) had a lot of speed so I just wanted to break well and get my horse settled in a good position,” said winning jockey Hector Caballero.  “We were able to be on the outside and she put away the speed horse and had plenty left in the stretch.” 

          A 6-year-old daughter of Jump Start from the Disco Rico mare Disco Flirt, Disco Chick now sports a record of 10-14-6 from 41 starts, good for earnings of $729,250. 

          Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Friday, July 21 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.  As always the racetrack is open seven days a week for simulcasting from across the country and around the globe.