Violon Sacre overcame some traffic issues to register his second win in four North American starts this year, capturing the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup at Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park Sept. 18.
Ridden by Pablo Fragoso for owner Bernard Weill and trainer Patrick
Biancone, 5-year-old Violon Sacre angled off the rail for running room
mid-stretch and swept past his rivals to win by 1 1/2 lengths. He
completed the 1 1/18-mile turf event in a solid 1:52.44 over firm going.
who shook loose to a clear advantage in the lane for jockey Stewart
Elliott, could not hold off the winner and finished second. It was four
lengths to the show horse, War Hoot
, ridden by Jose Lezcano, who edged Pick Six
by a neck. Just As well
, the 2-1 favorite in the field of seven veteran turf runners, finished fifth.