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Enduring Star Wins at Parx

September 19, 2013 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

Enduring Star closed from well off the pace to win an allowance race on Tuesday at Parx Racing.

 

He joined trainer Guadalupe Preciado’s barn earlier this year and placed in three claiming races before finding the winner’s circle in the 1 1/16 mile turf race.

 

The 5-year-old Sir Shackleton gelding competed in the 2011 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine before being sidelined for almost a year because of a hock injury.

 

  

 

“Enduring Star has been a hard luck horse the past few years,” said WPT president Terry Finley. He was plagued by minor setbacks that prevented him from developing into a stakes horse. I was a bit skeptical when Lupe (Preciado) brought up this allowance since Enduring Star has been competing in claiming races, but I trusted him when he told me this horse was training stronger than he ever has since arriving at Parx in the spring. His last two races were run at a mile and 70 yards, and he was second both times. We knew he’d appreciate the added distance.”

 

Enduring Star will point for a second level allowance on the turf in a few weeks.

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