River's Prayer wins Rancho Bernardo Handicap, sets track record
Last updated 11/2/2007 at Noon
River’s Prayer, a four-year-old filly stabled at the San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center and bred by Vessels Stallion Farm, won the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Handicap at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club August 17.
River’s Prayer, who was ridden by jockey Clinton Potts, finished half a length in front of second-place Strong Faith in the 6 1/2-furlong stakes race for fillies and mares three years old and upward. She had a winning time of 1:17:85, which set a record for all horses at that distance on Del Mar’s new Polytrack surface.
“We thought she had a decent chance,” sa...