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Stately Victor Wins US Gr1 Blue Grass Stakes
Longshot 40-1 colt Stately Victor (Ghostzapper-Collect The Cash, by Dynaformer) charged down the straight from the rear of the field to race away for a 4.25-lengths victory in the US$750,000 Gr1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (9 furlongs on all-weather) for 3YOs at Keeneland in Kentucky. Stately Victor (ridden by Alan Garcia for trainer Michael Maker) defeated fellow colts Paddy O'Prado (El Prado-Fun House, by Prized) & First Dude (Stephen Got Even-Run Sarah Run, by Smart Strike). Stately Victor (a US$250,000 2YO at the 2009 Adena Spring March 2YOs-in-training Sale) took his record to 2 wins & a runner-up from 8 starts for US$493,213 earnings.