Ben's Cat Sets Course Record at Parx

Perhaps bettors felt Ben's Cat had lost a step when they sent him off at 10-1 odds in the $150,000 Parx Dash Handicap June 17, but the 6-year-old dispelled that notion with an emphatic two-length victory in course record time.

Trained by King Leatherbury for owner The Jim Stable, the winning gelding completed the five-furlong turf dash in :54.96 over firm ground. He eclipsed the course record at Philadelphia's Parx Racing of :55 2/5 established by Smart Enough in 2008.

Ben's Cat improved his career record to 16 wins in 24 attempts with earnings of $939,090.

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