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2009 Sword Dancer Invitational

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Telling in the winner's circle
Telling in the winner's circle after the 2009 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga

Telling in the winner's circle after the 2009 Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga with his trainer Steve Hobby

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Winning trainer Steve Hobby said, "The owner picked it out. We (entered) a small stake (at Arlington Park) and we scratched to run in this. I figured it was the time to try now. For me, it's a great thrill. This is my first time in Saratoga. He was training so well and he really moves up in the mile and a half. We figured if he can't do it now, he'll never do it."

Jockey Javier Castellano added, "I give a lot of credit to my agent (Matt Muzikar), he picked the mount. I didn't know anything about him. The last race (Arlington Handicap), he finished fifth and he ran huge. He gave a big run to the jockey the last time, Fernando Jara, I learned a lot from that trip."

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