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Thirtyfirststreet handles turf in LS Derby

Thirtyfirststreet won his turf debut and going around two turns for the first time in his career on Monday, when he outgamed Close Ally approaching the wire in the $200,000 Lone Star Derby.

The race was one of six stakes worth a collective $1 million on Lone Star Park’s annual Million Day. The card is the richest program of Thoroughbred racing in Texas.


Thirtyfirststreet ($45.80) tracked pacesetter Aces N Kings through a half-mile in 49.40 seconds, overtook that one, and then had more when Close Ally came to him to hold for a neck win. Thirtyfirststreet covered 1 1/16 miles on a track rated firm in 1:42.44.


“I just bided my time and waited and when I asked him to go he just went on,” said Chris Landeros, who rode the winner for trainer Doug O’Neill. “Then he kind of waited on that horse.

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