11/16/2014 8:36AM

Down Town Allen goes over $1M in earnings with My Sister Pearl win

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Down Town Allen went over $1 million in earnings Saturday in winning the My Sister Pearl Stakes at Charles Town.

Down Town Allen became the first West Virginia-bred female to surpass $1 million in earnings and remained perfect in six starts this season by winning Saturday night’s $51,000 My Sister Pearl Stakes at Charles Town.

A 7-year-old mare owned and trained by John Casey, Down Town Allen ($3.40) turned back a bid from the 8-5 second choice Red Hot Diva and drove clear under Matt McGowan to win the 1 1/8-mile race by 1 3/4 lengths in 1:53.61.

In winning for the 25th time in 41 starts, Down Town Allen collected $30,600 to push her career bankroll to $1,029,387.

Red Hot Diva, who won last year’s My Sister Pearl by a neck, was hampered when she raced four wide on the first two turns of the three-turn race. Flirting Song finished third at 6-1.

Diane Hain More than 1 year ago
Congratulations to you Downtown Allen (and your connections too) for breaking the million dollar mark! It's a big achievement, doing it one small stakes at a time. Love you, and I hope you'll stick around and run next year. But I'll understand if you're ready to go off to the farm and be a mama now.
Kristy Petty More than 1 year ago
Diane she will be back next year after she plays in snow for the winter at the farm:)