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Einstein Wins US Gr1 Woodford Turf Classic
Brazilian-bred 6YO entire Einstein (Spend A Buck-Gay Charm, by Ghadeer) scored a 1-length victory in the US$540,000 Gr1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (9 furlongs on turf) at Churchill Downs. Favourite Einstein (ridden by Robby Albarado for trainer Helen Pitts) defeated fellow Brazilian-bred Gr2-winning 5YO entire Out Of Control (Vettori-Heavenly Dancer, by Fitzcarraldo) & French-bred Gr1-winning 7YO ridgling Artiste Royal (Danehill-Agathe, by Manila). Previously this season, Einstein won February's Gr1 Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Turf Stakes (11 furlongs on turf) in Florida (he also won that race in2006) & last start finished runner-up in the Gr1 Maker's Mark Mile (8 furlongs on turf) at Keeneland on April 11; overall he now has 8 wins from 18 starts for US$$1,107,931 earnings.