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Common Currency Wins!

February 07, 2011 · By · Share

As we all know, patience is a virtue. Our patience paid off on Saturday when Common Currency, our four-year-old son of Exchange Rate broke his maiden in impressive fashion over the inner track at Aqueduct. Breaking from post 1 in the New York Bred maiden special weight, Common Currency rated just off the leaders down the backside and looked like he'd finish "a good second" at the top of the lane. However, he courageously battled and came up the rail to win going away to win by 3 1/4 lengths on the line. Click here to see the replay.

Common Currency made one start as a juvenile before spending some time on the farm with typical growing pain issues that many young horses endure. We brought him back over the summer, and he finished a strong second at Belmont. He was poised to break his maiden at Saratoga before a freak training accident sidelined him for another few months.

Common Currency's Partners never gave up on this flashy grey, and he rewarded them with this thrilling victory. Congratulations!

Trainer Mike Hushion said, "This was a very encouraging effort. It takes a lot for a horse coming off a layoff to run up the rail like he did. We are proud of him. We can have some fun with him this year in the New York bred races."

"My horse tried so hard," said Channing Hill. "Mike and his team did a great job getting him ready to come back off a layoff. He settled very nicely for me early, and then was full of run."

Common Currency earned $22,800 for the victory. Look for him to run back in a few weeks in a New York bred "a other than" allowance at Aqueduct.

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