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Tammy The Torpedo Out Guns Competition In Violet Stakes

September 10, 2016


Oceanport, N.J. – Long Lake Stable & Beacon Hill Thoroughbreds’ Tammy the Torpedo launched a furious stretch rally to run by All in Fun late in the lane to capture the Grade 3, $100,000 Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Trained by Chad Brown, Tammy the Torpedo covered the mile and an eighth over firm turf in 1:49.60 and paid $12, $4 and $2.20 in the field of six fillies and mares.Sweet Acclaim, who originally placed third, was moved to second upon the disqualification of runner-up All in Fun, who impeded odds-on favorite and pacesetter Isabella Sings in the stretch.The exacta came back $55.60 with the runner-up paying $4.60 and $2.60.Isabella Sings returned $2.10 to show.All in Fun was placed fourth. 

“My filly broke really sharply, but I knew the three horse [Isabella Sings] has a lot of speed so there was no point in letting her run with her early,” said winning jockey Antonio Gallardo.“I just put her in behind horses and tried to get her to relax and save up for the last three-eighths.When I asked her to run, she took off.” 

A 4-year-old daughter of More Than Ready from the War Chant mare Search and Seizure, Tammy the Torpedo is now 5-1-1 from 11 starts, good for earnings of $355,530. 

Live racing continues at Monmouth Park on Sunday, Sept. 11 – gates open 11:30 a.m., first post 12:50 p.m.