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Parisian Gem Wins! / Monday, July 11, 2011

 

You don’t have to go to France to find a Parisian Gem. On a hot summer Saturday in July, WPT’s three-year-old daughter of El Corredor, Parisian Gem broke her maiden an ocean away at Belmont Park.

 

You don’t have to go to France to find a Parisian Gem. On a hot summer Saturday in July, WPT’s three-year-old daughter of El Corredor, Parisian Gem broke her maiden an ocean away at Belmont Park.

Equipped with blinkers for the first time in her career, the Mike Hushion trainee broke alert and contested the early pace before drawing clear by 3 ½ lengths in the stretch under jockey Jaime Rodriguez. This victory was the first for the 19-year-old Puerto Rico native as a journeyman rider. He lost his “bug boy” weight allowance just a day before this race.

WPT president Terry Finley said, “It’s great to see this filly find the winner’s circle. We weren’t too sure about her after her first two starts, but she surprised us today. I sure hope her Partners had a few dollars on her in here. It’s not too often a West Point runner pays $44 to win.”


Trainer Mike Hushion said, “It seems like the blinkers really helped her. She was more focused and showed a lot more speed. This is much improved effort.”

Parisian Gem earned $13,800 for the victory. Look for her to run back at the Saratoga meet.



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