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Another Miracle Lands Second Stakes Win For American Pharoah

Triple Crown hero American Pharoah featured at the Saratoga meeting on Friday when exciting colt Another Miracle (2c American Pharoah x Retraceable, by Medaglia D’Oro) powered clear to win the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes on the grass.

Second on debut at Belmont, the Gary Contessa trained colt was a winner on dirt at Saratoga last month and took another step forward with this fast finishing win. He stalked the leader and accelerated away to take the five and a half furlong sprint by a length and three-quarters.

“My horse broke good like always,” said winning rider Manny Franco. “Once I saw [Jose] Lezcano’s horse [Montauk Daddy] wanted to go, I just let him go. I knew I had horse all the way around. I just waited for the right moment to move, and that’s what I did. He’s talented. He can run on both surfaces.”

A $210,000 Keeneland September purchase, Another Miracle has already won $120,500 and will look towards Grade I goals later in the year.

“I don’t know that I need to stretch him out because of the Breeders’ Cup [G1Juvenile Turf] Sprint facing us. We’ll have to win one of those ‘Win And You’re In’ races, so probably [the $200,000 Indian Summer S. Oct. 6] Keeneland next out,” said Gary Contessa.

Another Miracle is the third winner for stakes-winning Medaglia D’Oro mare Retraceable, whose next dam is by Dehere.

Another Miracle is the second stakes-winner for American Pharoah joining Maven, but is his first in North America.

The Triple Crown hero is back in Australia this spring at a fee of $66,000 and will have his first Southern Hemisphere bred yearlings at the 2020 Australasian sales.

Ivy Heffernan
Ivy Heffernan, student of Economics at Buckingham University. Junior Analyst at HeffX and experienced marketing director.

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