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Ivoire Wins Brazil Gr1 On Protest
In South America, Ivoire (Know Heights-Chan Tong, by Hampstead) "was awarded victory in Brazil's Gr1 Grande Premio Francisco Eduardo Paula de Machado over 2000m at Hipodromo La Gavea (2nd leg of Rio de Janeiro's Triple Crown series for 3YO males on the turf) after pace-setter Professor Chico veered out just strides before the wire resulting in his disqualification to 4th place," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Ivoire (ridden by Ilson Correa for trainer Jose Ferreira dos Reis) "closed from well off the pace" & crossed the finish line "a head shy in 2nd", followed by Ligeti & Quatro Mares who were both "checked hard" by the wayward Professor Chico. Ivoire took his record to 4 wins from 9 starts.