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Siempre Mio Claimed From Gasol, Bryant

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Los Angeles Lakers stars Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol had a heartbreaking introduction to thoroughbred ownership Sunday at Betfair Hollywood Park.

 

Siempre Mio, the California bred both NBA greats had purchased an interest in at a Lakers charity auction April 24, was defeated by a nose in his first start for his extremely famous owners.

 

Bidding for his second win in a row for trainer Doug O’Neill and a partnership that also includes Santa Anita’s chief executive officer Mark Verge, Siempre Mio, a 4-year-old son of Dixie Union, quickly established the lead under jockey Joy Scott, maintained a clear advantage into the stretch, fought back bravely when challenged, but ultimately lost the photo to 3-5 favorite Valkyrie Missile. The final time for the six furlongs over Cushion Track was 1:10.80.

 

Ridden by leading jockey Rafael Bejarano, Valkyrie Missile became the first three-time winner of the Spring/Summer meet with the narrow decision in the $12,500 claimer that was the first of nine races on Father’s Day.

 

Siempre Mio’s effort Sunday was also his last in the bright gold silks that featured a Laker emblem and purple cap for the rider.

 

The gelding, who has won two of six, was claimed by Donkey Island Racing LLC, a partnership managed by Alex Solis, Jr. and a client list that includes New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and trainer Mark Glatt. There were five other claims for Siempre Mio.

 

 

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