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Breeders Cup 2015

Tar Heel Mom Wins Sugar Swirl

Tar Heel Mom, who fires nearly every time, ran another big race to begin her 6-year-old campaign, this time holding off Hilda's Passion by neck to take the $100,000 Sugar Swirl (gr. III) Jan. 15 at Gulfstream Park.

Owned by Alex Rankin and trained by Stanley Hough, Tar Heel Mom has now hit the board in eight consecutive starts and 18 of 22 overall. This was her fifth stakes victory and first since scoring the Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct last April. The win also avenged a tough defeat in last year’s Sugar Swirl when she finished third by a head in a three-way photo.

With Alan Garcia aboard, Tar Heel Mom tracked pacesetter D'wild Ride through opening splits of :22.13 and :44.84. The daughter of Flatter   moved up to enage the leader nearing the quarter-pole and took a narrow advantage turning for home. But her work was not finished. She then had to hold off a furious late run by Hilda’s Passion and Javier Castellano, who entered the lane four-wide and chased Tar Heel Mom to the wire.

The final time for six furlongs on the fast dirt was 1:09.75. Hilda’s Passion was 2 1/4 lengths better than Ms Vanenzza and Rajiv Maragh.

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