Pure Ivory Kicks Off
Aug 7

The Pure Ivory Series for two-year-old trotting fillies kicked off with a pair of $14,000 divisions tonight at Mohawk won by Shazamm and Courtney Hanover.

The Conway Hall filly Shazamm was able to power by rivals in the stretch to win the first division in 1:58 for driver Chris Christoforou and trainer Renaldo Morales III.

A $12,000 Harrisburg purchase, Shazamm was coming into Mondayís start off a victory on July 31 at Ocean Downs in Maryland. The rookie trotting filly now has two wins in three starts and $16,775 earned for owner Dan Clements.

Rick Zeron trainee Courtney Hanover broke through with a strong 1:56.3 winning performance in the second split. The daughter of Cantab Hall converted off a two-hole trip to break her maiden and post the nationís fastest two-year-old trotting mile of the season.

Courtney Hanover, who had been racing in Pennsylvania Sires Stakes recently, was a $47,000 yearling purchase at Harrisburg and is now one for four with $10,500 banked for owners Rick Zeron Stables, Paul Marion, Bruno Dipoce and Howard Taylor.

The second leg of the Pure Ivory will take place next Monday. Live racing continues Tuesday night at Mohawk. Post time is 7:30 p.m.
(WEG)

 














 
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