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Desert Code Wins US Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

Monday, 27th October 2008

Darley shuttler E Dubai (Mr Prospector-Words Of War, by Lord At War) added a US feature success when 4YO entire Desert Code (E Dubai-Chatta Code, by Lost Code) scored a half-length victory in the US$1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (6.5 furlongs on turf) at Santa Anita. Desert Code (ridden by Richard Migliore for trainer David Hofmans) defeated Godolphin's 5YO entire Diabolical (Artax-Bonnie Byerly, by Dayjur) & fellow 5YO entire Storm Treasure (Storm Boot-Boogie Beach Blues, by Cure The Blues). Earlier this season Kentucky-bred Desert Code also won the US Listed Joe Hernandez Stakes (6.5 furlongs on turf) at Santa Anita; & in 2007 won both the US Gr3 Affirmed Handicap (8.5 furlongs on the all-weather track) at Hollywood Park & Gr3 Baldwin Stakes (6.5 furlongs on turf) at Santa Anita, plus finishing 3rd in the Gr3 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park. Overall Desert Code (a $150,000 yearling at the 2005 Keeneland September sale) now has 6 wins & 6 placings from 19 starts for US$1,028,939 earnings.

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