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Ribo Bobo Romps In Maryland Million Sprint
LAUREL, MD. 10-19-13---Mr. Amore Stable’s Ribo Bobo extended his 2013 winning streak to nine with a front running victory in the $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint.
Quick from the gate and headstrong through the turn and into the stretch, Ribo Bibo carried Julian Pimentel to a 5-3/4 length score in 1:08.64 for the six furlong distance, beating last year’s Sprint winner Action Andy. The son of Preakness winner Louis Quatorze paid $3.80.
“I was just trying to slow him down a bit,” said Pimentel, who now has seven Maryland Million victories. “I didn’t have to do much, just keep him in as he came around the final turn because he was going so fast and running so easily. He is remarkable, winning so many in a row.”
Ribo Bibo’s win streak has carried him from Florida to Pennsylvania to New Jersey and Maryland, with the last seven starts under the guidance of trainer Jason Servis. Running mostly in claimers and starter allowance races, the 5-year-old has earned nearly $200,000 this year.
“Julian did a good job,” assistant trainer Carlos David said. “They were going a little fast, 22.1 for the first quarter. Julian held him and then let him go after the two horse (third place finisher Fersmiley) came up on the inside. After that, the race was over. He keeps moving up and winning races so we will take him to Florida. He is amazing.”
Ben’s Cat and Pitch N Roll scratched out of the Sprint to run in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf later on the card.
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.