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For the fourth time this year, McLain Ward led the victory gallop in the Strongid® C 2X Stadium beating out 51 starters to take Friday’s $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix, presented by Pfizer Animal Health, at HITS-on-the-Hudson in Saugerties, New York. This time around, Ward’s win came aboard Grant Road Partners LLC’s Antares F.
Ward, of Brewster, New York, is no stranger to winning at HITS-on-the-Hudson. In addition to being the reigning Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix champion, he won the first $50,000 Grand Prix of the season during opening week aboard his own Oh' D Eole. He followed that with two more wins during Week II, in the $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix aboard Blue Chip Bloodstock’s Domino, and again two days later aboard Oh’ D Eole in the $75,000 HITS Grand Prix, both presented by Pfizer Animal Health.
Ward and Antares F entered the ring next and made quick work of the course, crossing the timers in 37.373 seconds to take the lead away from Margie Engle, who finished the class in second place. “We work hard to win,” said Ward after the class. “We have a lot of great horses, great staff and great owners, and that formula works well for us. Antares [F] and I have a lot of experience together, which gives us an advantage and certainly helped today.”
Source: Press release from HITS Media Team.
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