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Langfuhr Adds US Gr2

Tuesday, 18th April 2006

Former Vinery shuttler Langfuhr (Danzig-Sweet Briar Too, by Briartic) added a US group success when favoured colt & US 3YO Triple Crown contender Lawyer Ron (Langfuhr-Donation, by Lord Avie) made it 6 success wins with a 2.75-lengths victory in the US$1 million Gr2 Arkansas Derby (9 furlongs) at Oaklawn Park. Lawyer Ron (ridden by John McKee for trainer Bob Holthus) defeated Steppenwolfer (Aptitude-Wolfer, by Wolf Power) & Private Vow (Broken Vow-Smooth As Silk, by Deputy Minister). Lawyer Ron now has 7 wins (also including the Gr3 Rebel Stakes, Gr3 Risen Star Stakes & Listed Southwest Stakes) & 4 placings from 14 starts for US$1,220,008 earnings; importantly after struggling in 5 starts on turf & 2 on Polytrack as a juvenile, he has won all of his only 7 starts on dirt.

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