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Sunday, January 27 2013

Itsmyluckyday Upsets Shanghai Bobby with Track Record in Holy Bull

HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The result of the $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (G3) had nothing to do with luck Saturday at Gulfstream Park. Itsmyluckyday earned his two-length decision over previously undefeated Shanghai Bobby fair and square.

A week after being honored as the Thoroughbred sport’s champion 2-year-old of 2012, Shanghai Bobby was the even-money favorite to win his sixth straight race in the Grade 3 stakes for Florida Derby and Kentucky Derby hopefuls. The Todd Pletcher-trained champion seemed to be well positioned in the No. 1 post to make a victorious 3-year-old debut in the 1 1/16-mile stakes, but the Eddie Plesa Jr.-trained Itsmyluckday unleashed an impressive performance that broke the favorite’s undefeated streak, as well as a Gulfstream track record.

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