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2006 Spinaway and Saranac Stakes

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Rock Lobster in the winner's circle
Saranac Stakes winner Rock Lobster in the winner's circle

Saranac Stakes winner Rock Lobster in the winner's circle

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Winning jockey Eibar Coa said, "I was saving ground and the horses in front of me were slowing down. I had to stop a little on him, and he jumped up and overreacted. When I was able to straighten him out and get him outside of horses, he just took off." Owners Daniel and Louis Milazzo added, "We've been rained off for the last five times. We wanted to run before something happens. This race was available and we ran here. He had been training at the farm on different types of tracks. Michael (Dickinson, trainer) has a yielding, soft ground whenever you want. In the Colonial Turf Cup (June 24), he just got a bad start and lost touch with the field. You can put a black line through that race. We wanted to keep him with three-year-olds. Why go against older horses until you have to?"
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