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2007 Travers and King's Bishop Stakes

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Hard Spun in the post parade
Hard Spun in the post parade

Hard Spun in the post parade for the 2007 King's Bishop Stakes

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Winning jockey Mario Pino said, "He got to loafing when he made the lead, and I started to worry. As soon as he felt First Defence next to him, he switched leads and his class came out. That horse made a quick run at him, and it took him a little bit to get going turning for home, but once he leveled off, he went to the wire with his ears up. It's 95 degrees and he didn't even take a deep breath. He wasn't laboring, he was just looking for competition."
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