Lady Shipman breaks Mellon turf mark for 5 1/2 furlongs

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Lady Shipman broke the Mellon turf course record for 5 1/2 furlongs Sunday, winning the $100,000 Smart N Fancy in 1:00.46 at Saratoga Race Course.

A 3-year-old daughter of Midshipman, taking on older horses for just the second time, broke the mark of 1:00.59 set by Fiddlers Patriot in 2010.

Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. for trainer Kathleen O'Connell, Lady Shipman paid $2.80, $2.10 and $2.10 for her fourth straight victory and eighth in 10 career starts. Also the Coronation Cup winner Aug. 3 at Saratoga, she raised her career earnings to $338,800.

Free as a Bird was 2 3/4 lengths back and paid $2.50 and $2.10. Rumble Doll returned $3.40 to show.

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