Ticker
  • Free as a Bird finds room and gets there in the Smart and Fancy! Posted 1 day ago
  • Goldencents runs them off their feet with a track record  in the Pat O' Brien!Posted 2 days ago
  • Tom's Tribute mows them down in the Del Mar Mile! Posted 2 days ago
  • V.E. Day nips his barn mate Wicked Strong on the Travers wire! Posted 3 days ago
  • Artemis Agrotera romps in the Ballerina! Posted 3 days ago
  • Abaco gets up in the Ballston Spa!Posted 3 days ago
  • Saturday, August 23 Del Mar Pick 6 Carryover - $106,668Posted 4 days ago
  • Close Hatches runs away with the Personal Ensign! Posted 4 days ago
  • Bern Identity takes them all the way in the Tale of the Cat! Posted 4 days ago
  • Tapestry shocks Taghrooda in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks! Posted 6 days ago

Mode Celebrates First Training Win

Del Mar logo
Emily Mode, 27, called her first training win, accomplished in Friday’s nightcap seventh race with Economy of Motion ($33.00). “An unbelievable rush.”

You could see it in the joy she showed in the winner’s circle afterward. And you could hear it in her voice over the telephone Saturday morning.

“Economy is so special,” Mode said of the 2-year-old, California-bred daughter of Pleasantly Perfect. “She’s really mine, so to speak. I didn’t claim her, nobody else has trained her. I felt, deep down, that she would be my first winner. But then there’s always some self doubt.

“But (Friday) it seemed like everybody came down for the race – my mom and grandmother, several other people – and it was the horse’s groom’s birthday. It all came together.”

Mode grew up a horse fancier in Fullerton, started out as a hot walker at San Luis Rey Downs and embarked on a four-year career as a jockey in 2007. She rode, infrequently, in Arizona, Northern California and Washington.

She took out her training license in 2011 and met, through a mutual friend, Dr. Jerry T. Raskey, a Lake Elsinore-based chiropractor who owns Economy of Motion and three others of the five horses in Mode’s stable.

The victory by Economy of Motion, under Alex Bisono, came in her sixth career start. It was a surprise to the bettors, triggering a $104,772 carryover in the Pick Six for today. It wasn’t nearly as surprising to Mode, however.

Economy of Motion had been last of nine, beaten 13 lengths, in a one-mile maiden event on turf in her Del Mar debut on August 12, racing wide while rating off the pace early, then weakening. It didn’t look like much on the past performance line, but Mode said she considered it a good effort.

Shortening to 5 ½ furlongs, Economy of Motion went straight to the lead and drew off to win by 6 ½ lengths. “I know it was a speed-biased track, but to see here pull away like that was an unbelievable rush,” Mode said.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Top Stories