River Lass, who shares a piece of the Alberta Downs track record for a three-year-old pacing filly, is now the fastest pacing mare in the history of that racetrack as well thanks to a 1:52 effort in Sunday afternoon's $8,500 fillies and mares open pace. It was also River Lass's sixth consecutive victory.
With trainer Kelly Hoerdt at the controls, River Lass chopped out panels of :26.2, :55.4, and 1:24.1. River Lass's only competition through the stretch was the teletimer, and she would seal the track record performance with a :27.4 final stanza. Phone Terror (Serge Masse) was second, beaten three and a half lengths, and Minettas Nightstar (Keith Clark) finished third.
Hoerdt also co-owns River Lass, a five-year-old As Promised mare, with partner Blair Corbeil. This was her tenth win from 15 starts this year and her 26th career victory. She has banked $48,020 in 2012 and $296,696 lifetime.