HAMBURG, N.Y. --- Ugly Betty was a good looking winner in the featured $8,000 conditioned/optional claiming pace for fillies and mares at Buffalo Raceway Wednesday night (Feb. 26).
Sitting fifth at the half-mile marker, Ugly Betty ($16.60) and driver Jack Flanigen followed the first-over cover of A And G's Doll midway down the backstretch the final time. Flanigen then tipped Ugly Betty three-wide and smartly paced away from the field to register the 3-1/2 length victory over Keep It Fair (Billy Dobson) and the favored Heavenly Place (David McNeight III) in 1:59.2.
A final quarter of 28.3 posted by Ugly Betty put her in command down to the wire as the remainder of the field raised the white flag.
Ugly Betty (Camluck-Red Road Rage) is a 6-year-old mare owned by Margaret Payne and Jennifer Falcone and is trained by Dennis Dylo. It was her second victory in four starts this season and moved her 2014 earnings to $7,998. It was Ugly Betty's 12th career victory as well and increased her lifetime winnings to $119,960.
Racing will continue at Buffalo Raceway on Thursday night with 12 races slated to get underway at 5 p.m.
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by Brian J. Mazurek, for Buffalo Raceway