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Presious Passion in the winner's circle
Presious Passion in the winner's circle after the 2007 W.L. McKnight Handicap at Calder
© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Mary Hartmann said, "He's the nicest horse I've ever been around. I got him about this time two years ago just before he turned three. He had never been this distance before today, but I had no doubt that he would go this far on firm ground. In the Red Smith (at Aqueduct) the course was yielding, and he ran better than I expected he would (5th). He's run against and beaten good horses before. He won the Cliff Hanger (at the Meadowlands), but this is the biggest race I've ever won. He can go shorter or longer. We'll just wait and see what comes up when he's ready to run again, probably at Gulfstream."