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Turbulent Descent Wins US Gr1 Ballerina Stakes
In the US, US Gr2-winning Vinery Stud shuttler & 2010 US Champion 1st-Season sire Congrats (A.P.Indy-Praise, by Mr Prospector) celebrated a Gr1 triumph when 4YO mare Turbulent Descent (Congrats–Roger's Sue, by Forestry) scored a 1.25-lengths win for trainer Todd Pletcher in the US$500,000 Gr1 Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga, over 5YO mares Derwin's Star (Wildcat Heir–Powerful Package, by Star de Naskra) & All Due Respect (Value Plus–Aunt Due, by Devil His Due). Winning her 4th Gr1 race (also including 2010's Hollywood Starlet Stakes plus 2011's Santa Anita Oaks & Gr1 Test Stakes), Turbulent Descent took her record to 8 wins & 2 runners-up from 12 starts. Watch the race on the right of the Daily News home page.