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Archarcharch Wins US Gr1 Arkansas Derby

Monday, 18th April 2011

In the US, the colt Archarcharch (Arch-Woodman's Dancer, by Woodman) scored by a neck in the US$1 million Gr1 Arkansas Derby (9 furlongs) for 3YOs at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. Archarcharch (ridden by Jon Kenton Court for trainer William Fires) defeated fellow colts Nehro (Mineshaft-The Administrator, by Afleet) & Dance City (City Zip-Ballet Colony, by Pleasant Colony). Archarcharch (a US$60,000 yearling at the 2009 Keeneland September Sale) took his record to 3 wins (also including February's Gr3 Southwest Stakes over 8 furlongs at Oaklawn Park & 2010's Listed Sugar Bowl Stakes over 6 furlongs at Fair Grounds) & 2 placings (including March's Gr2 Rebel Stakes over 8.5 furlongs at Oaklawn Park) from 6 starts for US$832,744 earnings.

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