07/26/2002 11:00PM

Delaware: Filly breaks track record


Mujado, a 4-year-old Irish-bred filly making her first North American stakes appearance, broke an 18-year-old track record while winning the $60,300 Local Thriller Stakes at Delaware Park.

Her time of 56.16 seconds for five furlongs on turf shaved four-hundreths of a second off the record of 56.20 set by Jeff on Sept. 3, 1984.

Trained by Christophe Clement since arriving from England last winter, Mujado ($16.20) rallied from off the pace and drew clear by 1 1/2 lengths over runner-up Oh Say Vicki.

Mujado's victory gave jockey Mike McCarthy his fourth win on the program. "This caps off a good day," McCarthy said. "Every time Mr. Clement sends horses here they are ready."