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Lucky Shamrock Rocks Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Ten days following the stunning win by their filly Shamrock Rose in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade 1) at legendary Churchill Downs, Manfred and Penny Conrad were on their “40 or 50th” replay of the race. Each time they watch it, the furious finish by their 3-year-old is just as exciting as the first. A 24 to 1 longshot in the first Breeders’ Cup race of the two-day World Championships, Shamrock Rose was last of 14 horses around the turn of the seven-furlong race, while a very hot pace was being set a dozen lengths in front of her. “I was in shock early because she was in last place,” said Manfred. “Then I saw her move up but, well, I saw the race but I really didn’t see anything after that. I didn’t know until after the race that she had won.” Taking cues from…

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