Joya Real, A New Stakes Winner for Eddington
Oceanport, NJ (August 10, 2014). Exiting a turf sprint victory at Parx last out,
Joya Real raced near the back of the pack through the initial stages of Sunday’s
$58,800 Fort Monmouth Stakes then unleashed a flying finish to take the 5½-furlong
turf sprint by a length, three-fifths off the course record in time of 1:01 3/5.
“After her last race at Parx, we decided it was time to take a chance at some black type,” said winning trainer Kathleen DeMasi. “I was confident about mid-stretch. When she started making her run, I knew she’d get a piece. It was just a matter of how big of a piece.” Owned by Pewter Stable, Joya Real won for the fourth time in her last five races.
A 5-year-old daughter of Eddington out of the Regal Classic mare Regal Locket
bred in Kentucky by G. L. Zwerling LLC, Joya Real now boasts a career record of
7-4-2 from 19 starts and earnings of $237,149.