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Mamdooha Motors Home In Gin Talking Stakes
LAUREL, MD. 12-07-13---Shadwell Stable’s Mamdooha and Eddie Castro were content to stalk the leaders until called upon for run, then picked off her rivals around the turn and drew away to win the $100,000 Gin Talking Stakes, the first of three stakes on the nine race program at Laurel Park.
Six 2-year-old fillies met the starter in the seven furlong test over the muddy going and Mamdooha was the 3-5 favorite. The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee completed the distance in 1:26.93 and paid $3.40. Tupancy Links finished second, 5-1/4 lengths behind the winner, and Venice Queen came home a distant third.
“I ride a lot of horses for Kiaran and he asked me if I wanted to go to Laurel to ride this one,” said Castro. “I told him I did and my horse ran very well. Kiaran does not give me instructions. He tells me to decide what to do after the horse breaks and from leaves it up to me to ride the race.”
This was the first stakes win for the daughter of Daaher, who left the maiden ranks at Aqueduct in her previous start.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.