“COASTAL MOON tracked the pace setters most of the way, asked for run turning for home but was overwhelmed by outside runner, lost ground but fought back with a game performance… REBEL SPY trailed well off the rest of the field and hit his best stride late… RED POND was through after half a mile.”
The fourth race at Penn National on January 30, a $6,250 claimer, was won by Coastal Moon, a five-year-old son Malibu Moon. The even-money favorite was claimed out of his two-length victory, and with the exception of the horse’s connections and the evening die-hards who bet the race, it’s probably fair to say that not a lot of people were paying attention.
But among those who were, nobody watched the race more intently than Carly Kaiser, knowing that within a half hour, she’d have to deliver a concise, accurate summary of the race that would become its official record.
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