06/18/2016 11:46AM

Mywomanfromtokyo wins Hawkeyes Handicap


Mywomanfromtokyo made her first start in a two-turn dirt race Friday night at Prairie Meadows, and she liked it. Stalking a strong pace under Glenn Corbett, Mywomanfromtokyo cruised home a 3 1/2-length winner over the favored Native Princess in the $65,000 Hawkeyes Handicap for Iowa-bred fillies and mares.

The longshot Peach Time finished third as Mywomanfromtokyo, who paid $9.20 to win, ran 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:47.02. 

Corbett settled Mywomanfromtokyo in fourth as M B Prize and Kera Kera set a fast pace, 22.93 seconds and 46.88, before making his move off the far turn and into the stretch. Mywomanfromtokyo quickly collared the leaders and went on to an easy victory while making her dirt-route debut.

Trained by Kelly Von Hemel, Mywomanfromtokyo is owned by Crimson King Farm and Christine Rhiner. She’s a daughter of Neko Bay and Plumlake Lady, by Carson City, who was bred by Crimson King Farm and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Pope. The Hawkeyes was her first stakes win and ran her career record to 8-2-2-2.