Reine Des Lions Wins!
The Queen of the Lions, Reine Des Lions notched her third career victory, and second win this month last night at Penn National. Carrying the black and gold silks of West Point Thoroughbreds, the speedy Lion Heart filly broke well and settled just off the leader in the five furlong contest. The first quarter went in a speedy 22.14 and the half in 46.18. At the top of the stretch jockey Richard Monterrey swung Reine Des Lions outside and she pulled away to win by a convincing three lengths. The final time was 59.26.
Trainer Lupe Preciado said, "She tried hard. This filly has really put it together in the past month. She has hit the board in each of her last three starts. We will have fun with her this fall."
Richard Monterrey said, "She stayed just off the leader and when I called on her to run she responded. My filly was much the best tonight."
Reine Des Lions earned $8,400 for the victory bringing her career earnings to over $65,000. She has hit the board in 7 of 12 career starts.