Keeneland Sales Alum Grand Contender Prevails in Texas Mile

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 28, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduate Grand Contender won a gritty stretch battle with Taptowne to capture the Texas Mile (G3) on Saturday at Lone Star Park.




GRAND CONTENDER, 6YO gelding by Strong Contender – My Twilight Dancer ($19,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $7,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won Texas Mile (G3) on 4/26 at Lone Star (career 21-7-3-4, $418,860) O- Maggi Moss; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Amoss

BANK OF BURDEN, 7YO gelding by Hawk Wing – Wewantitall (GB) ($50,000 RNA, 2007 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Castle Park Farm, agent) Won Harkila Dansk Jockey Club Cup (L) on 4/26 at Copenhagen (carer 41-14-6-5, DKr5,662,439) O- Stall Trick or Treat AB; B- Bjarne Minde; T- Niels Petersen 

I GOT IT ALL, 3YO gelding by Tiz Wonderful – Polish Silk ($35,000 RNA, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Kingswood Farm, agent) Won $81,900 Land of Lincoln S. on 4/26 at Hawthorne (career 4-2-1-0, $74,170) O- Tom Swearingen Racing Stable, Lo Denk, D. Carlile & R. Bockel; B- David Campbell, Jim Edgar & Kingswood Farm (IL); T- Tom Swearingen

ITSMYLUCKYDAY, 4YO colt by Lawyer Ron – Viva La Slew ($47,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Brandywine Farm, agent; Buyer- Nick J. Hines, agent) Won $75,000 Best of the Rest S. on 4/26 at Gulfstream (career 15-6-3-1, $887,600) O- Trilogy Stable & Laurie Plesa; B- Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm (KY); T- Edward Plesa Jr.



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