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Thorn Song Wins US Gr1 Shadwell Turf Mile
Also in the US, former Arrowfield Stud shuttler Unbridled's Song (Unbridled-Trolley Song, by Caro) added a Gr1 triumph when Zayat Stables's 5YO entire Thorn Song (Unbridled's Song-Festal, by Storm Bird) led all-the-way for a 1,25-lengths victory in the US$600,000 Gr1 Shadwell Turf Mile (8 furlongs on turf) at Keeneland in Kentucky. Thorn Song (ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Dale Romans) defeated fast-finishing UK-bred Gr2-winning 8YO entire Shakis (Machiavellian-Tawaaded, by Nashwan) & 4YO entire War Monger (War Chant-Carnival Delight, by Half A Year). Previously this year, Kentucky-bred Thorn Song won July's Gr2 Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (8 furlongs on turf) at Churchill Downs, as well as 3rd in both April's Gr1 Maker's Mark Mile (8 furlongs on turf) at Keeneland & August's Gr2 Fourstardave Handicap (8.5 furlongs on turf) at Saratoga. Last year he won the Gr3 River City Handicap (9 furlongs on turf) at Churchill Downs & finished 2nd in the Gr3 Knickerbocker Handicap (9 furlongs on turf) at Aqueduct. Overall he now has 7 wins from 22 starts for US$914,981 earnings.