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Jan 27, 2012

Holy Bull Stakes awaits Hansen

By: SPORTS NETWORK


Hallandale Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Eclipse Award winner Hansen heads a field of six three-year-olds for Sunday's $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The mile race is a prep for the Florida Derby on March 31.

The three-year-old colt, owned by Dr. Kendall Hansen and Sky Chai Racing, will start from post four with Ramon Dominguez in the saddle. The Holy Bull is the colt's first start since winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last November. He was voted champion two-year-old male for 2011.

"We've had no bumps in the road," said Hansen's trainer Mike Maker. "Hopefully, that trend continues."

Hansen defeated 11-10 favorite Union Rags by a head in the Juvenile after setting most of the pace in the 1 1/16-mile race. Undefeated in three career starts, Hansen has earnings of more than $1.1 million.

Here is the full field for the Holy Bull in post position order: Silver Max, Julien Leparoux; Consortium, John Velazquez; My Adonis, Elvis Trujillo; Hansen, Ramon Dominguez; Fort Loudon, Rajiv Maragh and Algorithms, Javier Castellano.

Last year Dialed In won the Holy Bull on his way to capturing the Florida Derby. The colt would go off as the 5-1 favorite in the 2011 Kentucky Derby, but finish eighth.



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