Brilliant AUCKLAND REACTOR mare Soho Burning Love, the fastest ever Australian-bred mare, captured a $US22,000 Open in 1:51.6 at Dover Downs, Delaware on Wednesday night (January 6).
The seven-year-old raced midfield most of the way before making her bid at the three-quarter pole.
She dug deep in the closing stages to win by a head, running her last quarter in 27.2.
Soho Burning Love, who boasts a record of 1:48.2, has now earned $US354,868 in stakes.
Bred by Robert Watson, she is out of the Western Terror mare Soho Bordeaux, the dam also of the exported Persimmon (1:49.8).