Lovely Secret
-photo by Gene Wilson & Associates

Newman’s Got a Lovely Secret and a New Track Record at Manor Downs

Manor, Texas (March 18, 2006) - Gabe Newman must surely have a training secret he could share. Lovely Secret is now the proud owner of five wins in a row at Manor Downs, and he has broken previous track records in three of those victories. On April 4, 2004 Lovely Secret broke the Manor Downs track record going 4 ½ furlongs in :51.21 on his way to a two-length victory. Last year on March 12, Lovely Secret broke Manor Downs’ four-furlong track record, clocking the distance in :45.42 on his way to a 6 ¾ length triumph. In Saturday’s eighth race at Manor Downs, Lovely Secret again stole the show, this time going 5 ½ furlongs. Santos Carrizales cleared his mount of other rivals, and drew off under right-hand urging to a 7 ½-length win and new track record of 1:03.56. The old track record of 1:04.49 was set on May 25, 2002, by Cousin Steve.

The Newman-owned and trained six year old chestnut gelding was bred in Texas by Mrs. Gene Whitehead. Lovely Secret is by Secret Claim out of the Triple Sec mare Lovely Mama.

The winner’s share of the $6,800 claiming race ($4,080), brings Lovely Secret’s total earnings to $45,182, with 29 total lifetime starts and a record of 7-1-5.

Running second to Lovely Secret was Imaluckymemorie, followed by Preacher George, Dallas County, Collier Gold, Delta’s Pet, Colmena, Secret Lake and Shirley D Feather.

-by Wanda O'Banan

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