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Month: February 2017

Royal Mo Leads from Wire to Wire in Robert B. Lewis

Royal Mo Leads from Wire to Wire in Robert B. Lewis

Royal Mo turned in an impressive performance in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes today, earning his first graded stakes victory over perennial also-ran Irap, still seeking his first victory. Royal Mo took the early lead heading into the first turn, then held off Irap,¬†who threatened down the entire backstretch but couldn’t overtake the big son of Uncle Mo. Once Irap’s jockey went to the whip, it was all over, and it took just a few brushes of the whip to…

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Irish War Cry Dismantles Classic Empire in Holy Bull

Irish War Cry Dismantles Classic Empire in Holy Bull

Classic Empire, the Breeder’s Cup champion, faltered in the stretch of the Holy Bull Stakes, leading the way for Irish War Cry to take the race with ease. The son of Curlin led from start to finish and was only challenged by Gunnevera at the head of the stretch, who was quickly outdistanced by the colt. The length of victory at the end was 3 3/4 lengths. Classic Empire seemed to be in good position, sitting third throughout the race,…

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