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The pacing mares were up first in the $200,000 TVG Championships and delivered a compelling stretch drive with a familiar name finding the winner’s circle. Despite being the beaten favourite in her last two starts, Venus Delight was given the majority of support again by the bettors, established as the 8-5 choice and this time she did not disappoint.


Driven by Tim Tetrick for the first time since her Milton elimination, Venus Delight worked out a perfect pocket trip throughout the mile behind the speed of the very sharp Sandbetweenurtoes, who ripped through fractions of :27, :55.3 and 1:22.4 before turning home with a tenuous lead. The leader was facing challenges from all parts of the racetrack and began to drift, opening a path for Venus Delight to charge through, which she did convincingly and drew clear to a sharp 1:49.4 triumph over a fast-closing Gallie Bythe Beach. Colors A Virgin went a tough first over trip and fought-on to hold on to the show spot.


Venus Delight is trained by Jeffrey Bamond Jr. for Bamond Racing LLC, earning her eighth win of the season and sending her seasonal earnings to 5$655,174.