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2012 Florida Derby


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Travelin Man wins the 2012 Sir Shackleton Handicap
Travelin Man winner of the Sir Shackleton Handicap horse racing

Travelin Man winner of the 2012 Sir Shackleton Handicap at Gulfstream Park

© Amber Chalfin
The first stakes race on Saturday was the $70,000 Sir Shackleton Handicap featuring a field of 7 older horses sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track. 3-2 favorite Jersey Town and 7-2 Will's Wildcat battled through fractions of 22.72 and 44.86. 3-1 second choice Travelin Man, who stalked the lead pair third early, moved up to challenge and outfinished Jersey Town late to win by 1/2 a length in 1:14.62. It was aother 5 1/4 lengths back to 17-1 Nathan's H.Q. third.

Winning jockey John Velazquez said, "I was very happy that we broke from the outside because I was just able to let him break and sit where he was comfortable as opposed to drawing inside and having to hustle him out of there. He got in the bridle when I asked and was very good today."

Results Chart from Daily Racing Form

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