With four contenders, including the defending champion The critical path striped, Violent turbulence went wire to wire on August 23 to win the $200,000 Parx Dash at Parx Racing.
The 12-1 shot captured the five furlong run for kids ages 3 and up on a fast track in :57.95 after setting fractions of :22.43 and :45.74. The race was originally scheduled for grass.
Violent Turbulence, a gelding son of Turbulence owned in partnership by Pewter Stable and Spedale Family Racing, wasted no time in taking control of the race.
With Silvestre Gonzalez in irons, Violent Turbulence opened up a 1 1/2 length lead on 42-1 shooting extreme strength and picked up his pace despite the lack of a real challenger. Gonzalez’s mount had a 3 1/2 length lead at the furlong pole and coasted the wire to beat Extreme Force by 3 1/4 lengths. He paid $26.40.
Doc Amster the 4-5 favorite, started slow and sniffed Tocsin of war for the third.
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Coached by Kathleen Demasi, Violent Turbulence improved their record this year to 2-0-0 in four starts, with the last two wins. Overall, the Florida student is 6 for 18 with earnings of $274,975.
He was recently purchased by Pewter Stable for $40,000 at the Ocala Breeders March 2019 Two-Year-In-Training sale of the All Dreams Equine Consignment.
Violent Turbulence is out of the Desert Party mare T’as d’Beaux Yeux. He was raised by Beckie and Charles Cantrell.