Saturday, September 22 2012
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JOCKEY JAMES GRAHAM RESURGENT WITH FOUR-WIN THURSDAY
Like the former junior welterweight champion “Irish” Micky Ward, portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the 2010 movie “The Fighter”, jockey James Graham refuses to go down in the valiant defense of his 2011 Arlington riding championship.
Ward, although born in the hardscrabble New England factory town of Lowell, Massachusetts, marketed his Irish heritage for added box office appeal when overcoming his disadvantaged upbringing during his uphill battle to earn the championship belt.
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