FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Miss Southern Dd Wins Tallahassee, Track Sets New Handle Mark
Strong Late Surge Nets Initial Career Stakes Tally For Oklahoma-Bred Mare,
All-Sources Handle On 10-Race Surpasses Half-Million Mark At $526,120.17
Hialeah, FL / February 2, 2015 – The brown filly Miss Southern Dd was the star of the afternoon on Monday February 2 at Hialeah Park with her strong score in the Tallahassee Stakes, but it was the all-sources wagering on the ten-race card that stole the headlines on the final day of a highly successful four-day Super Bowl weekend.
When the calculators were finished and the final numbers etched in the books, this iconic racing palace had totaled a record $526,170.17 in all-sources handle, shattering the previous high for a South Florida Quarter Horse racing program of $483,702 set here on Sunday February 16, 2014.
Hialeah Park’s Director of Simulcasting and Track Announcer Peter Aiello praised what he called “a team effort” in reaching the new mark, “I want to thank Dustin Dix, Dave Johnson, Frank Hopf, and Jason Beem for working with us today and helping all of us to maximize and exploit our post times and exposure.”
“We could not have done it without the support and help of TVG, their great talent, and their producers,” Aiello added, “When everyone can work together in this business for a common goal, good things can –and will–happen!”
On the race track, Miss Southern Dd surged clear late under Omar Reyes to win the 1st edition of the Tallahassee Stakes, the 2nd leg of the Hialeah Park Sprint Series, in 11.818 seconds for 220 yards. At the wire, the four-year-old Fdd Dynasty-Southern Price mare was 1 ¼- lengths ahead of runner-up Dream Ride, who was a head better than show horse Jess A Corona. Valentin Arellanes trains the Oklahoma-bred runner for owner/breeder Sam W. Green.
The victory was the second straight tally at Hialeah Park and the initial stakes score for Miss Southern Dd, who has now won 4 of her 11 lifetime outings. She earned first-place money of $12,976 and totals $68,630 for her career.
Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, with entrances at 100 East 32nd Street and 2200 East 4th Avenue, is easily accessible from all major Miami highways and conveniently located just minutes by car from Miami International Airport, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coral Gables, and Doral.
FRANK FIORE / VP MARKETING & ENTERTAINMENT
Hialeah Park –“The World’s Most Beautiful Race Course”– is one of Miami’s most iconic destinations. For more information, please call 305-885-8000 or visit www.hialeahpark.com.