Once Far Luck, a promising 2-year-old filly belonging to Alan S. Kline came from off the pace to win the feature race at Bowie yesterday by a length over longshot T.V. Highlights.
Race The Tide finished third, a head farther back. Once Far Luck was ridden by Arnold Iliescu and ran the six furlongs in 1.12.
Once Far Luck was the cofavorite with Race The Tide and paid $5.40 to win. The exacta on Nos. 1 and 2 returned $119.60.
The dark bay daughter of What Luck was purchased earlier this year for $20,000 at the Belmont Horses in Training sale. Yesterday's win was her second in three career starts.
Laurel Race Course announced yesterday that Ralph Stuart's Balmerino, second to Alleged in the Prix de L'Are de Triomphe will compete in the $200,000 Washington D.C. International on Nov. 5.
Considered by many to be the best horse that has come from New Zealand since Phar Lap and Cadiz, Balmerino has won races on three continents this year. His scores came in Australia, New Zealand and England. One English bookmaker had quoted his ods at 12-to-1 for the prestigious Arc.