07/21/2008 12:00AM

Peppers Pride assigned 127 pounds for attempt at record


The undefeated Peppers Pride has been assigned high weigh of 127 pounds for the $55,000 Lincoln Handicap at Ruidoso Downs on Sunday, a race in which she will attempt to win for the 17th time and eclipse North America's modern mark for consecutive victories.

Peppers Pride equaled the record of 16 shared by Cigar, Citation, Hallowed Dreams, and Mister Frisky in her last start, when she won the $75,000 Foutz Distaff Handicap at SunRay Park in Farmington, N.M., on April 26.

The Lincoln Handicap is a six-furlong race for fillies and mares bred in New Mexico. Peppers Pride will likely spot each of her rivals at least 11 pounds, as there are four nominees weighted second on the list at 116 pounds. Entries for the race are to be taken on Thursday.

Peppers Pride is owned by her breeder, Joe Allen, and trained by Joel Marr. She has won 12 stakes during her career, and has earned $861,665.