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2008 Prince of Wales Stakes Results


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The happy connections
The happy connections

Elfrida Stronach, Andy Stronach, Eibar Coa, and Stronach Stables racing manager Mike Rogers

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Andy Stronach, son of owner-breeder Frank Stronach and the pedigree expert for his father's Adena Springs Farm, said, "Right after the Plate Trial we came back (to Belmont Park) and trained on dirt. You have to get used to the surface."

Asked if Harlem Rocker would contest the Breeders' Stakes on the turf in 3 weeks, Stronach said, "I'm not saying he's really bred to be a true 1 1/2 mile grass horse. If you run a horse (in a race) he's not really suited for, then you can whack him out. Today, horses aren't as sound as they used to be and not everybody does every dance" Stronach said that Harlem Rocker would be pointed to the Pennsylvania Derby.

Ginny DePasquale, assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher, said that Harlem Rocker would be shipped to Saratoga first thing Monday morning.

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