Kattegat's Pride, a gray daughter of the Native Dancer stallion North Sea, won her 19th race in 44 starts yesterday with a decisive victory in the $27,600 All Brandy Handicap, the final feature at Laurel Race Course. La Reine Elaine was 3 1/2 lengths back in second.
The All Brandy was run in 1:37 4/5 for the mile. The victory brought Kattegat's Pride's earnings to more than $430,000. She was ridden by Vincent Bracciale and paid $3.40 as the favorite.
Laurel closed its 76-day meeting with a 4.5 percent increase in betting with a daily average of $1,022,406. The attendance average of 7,049 represented a drop of 1.8 percent.
Yesterday's attendance was 10,217 and the betting reached $1,628,157. The meet's leading rider was Donald Miller with 94 victories; Ron Alfano led the trainers with 42 victories.
Racing will shift to Bowie Monday. Shortley, a stakes winner at Aqueduct this fall, heads a field of eight sprinters in the $30,000-added Queen Anne Handicap, the opening-day feature.
The Bowie meeting, which ends Jan. 19, will be the final one at the track, which will be used only as a training center in the future.
Racing Secretary Larry Abbundi assigned Shortley the highweight at 121 pounds, while Applause, winner of nearly $200,000, is next at 120.
Shortley will be ridden in the six-furlong race by regular jockey Mario Pino while Applause will have Miller in the irons. Completing the field are Batna, 111; Teriyaki Stake, 108; Dancing Dot, 119; Amanti, 118; Second Glance, 115; and Artful Girl, 116.