Trin-Brook Stables' Office Secretary, a 4-year-old Giant Oak filly, earned her first victory in the Fantasy Ownership Challenge—and first win of her career—Oct. 1 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.
Trained by Uriah St. Lewis and ridden by Jose Flores, Office Secretary wasn't highly regarded in the $30,000 maiden-claiming event (she was 25-1 in a seven-horse field) but overcame a poor start to rally and win by a head over Bird of Prey. She returned $52.20 to win and covered the one mile and 70 yards in 1:49.74 on a track fast rated.
Office Secretary increased her contest earnings to $29,200 with the $16,800 winner's share of the $30,740 purse at Parx.
Two other Fantasy Ownership Contest horses inched up in the standings the weekend of Sept. 30-Oct. 1. C B Bodemester, now owned by Mohan Stable and trained by Wayne Potts, earned $3,564 off the claim for a fourth-place finish in the $60,000 Bert Allen Stakes at Laurel Park. Meanwhile, Old Coach Farm's Eyerish Inspired collected $3,250 for a third-place finish at Suffolk Downs in Massachusetts.