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FORT ERIE, Ont. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Orange . -- Racing fifth through a half mile, jockey Miguel Mena knew Uncaptured had the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes in the bag. Canadas reigning horse of the year came from fifth to overtake River Seven in deep stretch for an impressive one-length win in the second leg of Canadian thoroughbred racings Triple Crown on Tuesday night at Fort Erie Racetrack. "I rode him like a good horse with confidence," Mena said. "I waited and waited and said I was going to wait as long as I could. "I just got to the half-mile pole and he grabbed the bit and I said, Its over. When I got to the outside, I mean, he was flying." Uncaptured, the prohibitive 2/5 favourite made a five-wide bid on the final turn and simply took off. The three-year-old son of 04 Kentucky Derby runner-up Lion Heart effortlessly tracked down leader River Seven and stormed into the lead at the 1/16ths pole and cruised to his first win as a three year old. "He ran by us like we were standing," Steve Bahen, the jockey for third-place finisher Niigons Glory, said of Uncaptured. "Hes a nice horse and thats why he was horse of the year." Uncaptured broke from the gate in second but fell back to fifth in the six-horse field. He stayed there through three-quarters of a mile before finishing the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:55.49 on a fast dirt track for the $300,000 winners share. "He was galloping behind those four horses just waiting for me to ask him," Mena said. "Hes such a cool horse, he doesnt worry. "If you put him on the bit he grabs it. If you sit on him, hell do whatever you want." Trainer Mark Casse won this race for the second straight year -- he did so in 2012 with Dixie Strike -- and third overall after doing so in 09 with Gallant. But Casse, Canadas top conditioner five times, said this victory was an anxious one. "I was very surprised, I was shocked," Casse said of Uncaptureds trip. "Going down the backside I kept saying to myself, He really likes the dirt. "Miguel lets him go along, then he picks him up and then (Uncaptured) takes off. Im like, Im hoping thats what hes doing." River Seven held on for second with Niigons Glory taking third. Jagger M, Power Phil and Rackman rounded out the six-horse field. "We were really pressed into the second turn," said Eurico Rosa da Silva, River Sevens jockey. "But my horse ran very bravely and ran a good race." Dynamic Sky and filly Spring in the Air, both also Casse horses, were late scratches. Casse had entered four horses in the race -- fourth-place Jagger M was the other. He has endured much criticism for entering multiple horses into events but Casse said the Prince of Wales race was a prime example of how quickly fortunes can turn in horse racing. "In no way, shape or form am I entering horses trying to show off," he said. "Ive been doing this 34 years and everything is possible so I just try to cover my tracks. "Its better to be in the race wanting to scratch than be outside wanting to be in it. I had every intention of running Dynamic Sky as well as Uncaptured and (Saturday) morning (Dynamic Sky) trained and came back and was lame." Uncaptured began the year as a legitimate 13 Kentucky Derby contender but earned his first win of the season in five starts. Three times he had to settle for second, including his last start, the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes on June 15 at Kentuckys Churchill Downs when he was edged by Code West in the 1 1/16-mile dirt event. Uncaptured was Canadian thoroughbred racings top horse and champion two-year-old male in 12 after winning six-of-seven starts, including five stakes events. The lone blemish was a fifth-place finish as the 2/5 favourite in the Grade 3 $224,800 Grey Stakes won by River Seven on Woodbines polytrack. Uncaptured continued his impressive run on dirt, earning his third win in four races on the surface, with the other decision being a second. Overall, he earned his seventh victory in 12 career starts and boosted his lifetime earnings to $960,000. Queens Plate winner Midnight Aria didnt run Tuesday night, leaving Wando as the last Triple Crown champion in 2003. The final Triple Crown race is the $500,000 Breeders Stakes, a 1 1/2-mile turf event Aug. 18 at Torontos Woodbine Racetrack. And Casse said Uncaptured will definitely skip that event. "No, he likes the dirt," Casse said. "Dynamic Sky was better (Tuesday morning) so Im hoping he can make the Breeders." For the second straight year, a cloud of uncertainty hangs over Fort Erie Racetrack. Racing at the 116-year-old facility was only made possible after a one-year transitional funding agreement with the Ontario government. The situation for 2014 remains unclear, thus creating more doubt regarding the Prince of Wales future at the venerable track. "I can remember being here last year and hearing this might be the last time hear and I said, Ah, I wouldnt bet on that one," Casse said. "Hopefully this is not our last one. "It would be a shame if it is." Nike Air Max Womens Sale Green . With their top three point guards and Kobe Bryant all sidelined by injury, the Lakers signed Marshall out of the D-League on Friday before their home game against Minnesota. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Red . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. http://www.nikeairmaxwomenssale.com/ . As he recorded his 23rd and 24th points of the evening, a segment of the sellout Air Canada Centre crowd expressed their appreciation for the Raptors point guard with a smattering of MVP chants. INDIANAPOLIS -- Kyle Busch set a NASCAR standard in winning one of the biggest races of the year in the only way fitting for Busch.He stunk up the show.The driver that many NASCAR fans love to hate pummeled their favorite drivers once again Sunday in capturing the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He led the final 109 laps, and 149 of the 170 overall.I felt pretty good to be up front and obviously youve got to do everything in your power to not screw it up, Busch said.I can imagine if I would have ... beaten one of those guys with the super fast cars [in the past] how they would have felt because I know how I would have felt here today.It would have been a bitter pill, possibly with Busch walking away from his car with reporters trying to get a comment out of him.But the only thing he could taste was smoke from a burnout as he celebrated his fourth win of the season and back-to-back Brickyard victories.The NASCAR gods did their best to make this race close, triggered by a piece of debris that NASCAR confiscated in wondering what car would litter the track to bunch the field with 10 laps to go.That only delayed the inevitable by about 30 minutes after a couple of crashes and a couple of long cleanups forced Busch to actually save gas. Busch more than held his own on the restarts, putting his frustration over the cautions out of his mind long enough to make sure no one would pass him.We had the race in our hands that we can manipulate the restarts how I needed to and make sure that I got to the No.?1 spot and Matt [Kenseth] was able to do the same thing last week [at New Hampshire], Busch said.Each and every week, its power to the leader. Thats what weve all kind of asked for with this bigger restart zone and stuff, too, so when you are the race leader that youve earned that right to restart how you want.Buschs great restarts probably dismayed many in what appeared to be a meager crowd with an estimate of 50,000 being generous on a sweltering Indiana summer day.Maybe the fans knew that Busch would dominate, leaving the locals disappointed that Tony Stewart (11th) and Jeff Gordon (13th) would have good but not great days.They would have needed a day of awesomeness to beat Busch, and it was no surprise that Busch was joined by fellow Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Matt Kenseth (second) and Denny Hamlin (fourth) in the top five. Jimmie JJohnson broke up the expected Toyota parade in third. Nike Air Max Womens Sale Rose. .But it definitely was a parade for much of the race. The only passes for the lead came on pit stops as the Team Penske drivers attempted to use a different pit strategy.Drivers not from JGR talked about being a little bit off Sunday afternoon. They actually might have been fairly on; but the JGR strength is just at such a high that a great car can be a little bit off if it doesnt come out of the JGR stable.Weve been working really hard to get our cars where they need to be, Johnson said. Were still not happy, but were getting closer.Busch didnt just win back-to-back Brickyards, he also swept both the pole awards and the races in Xfinity and Cup -- a first in NASCAR history.That will only be another line in an impressive resume for the 2015 Sprint Cup champion, whose four wins this year tie him for the most on the circuit with?Brad Keselowski.What inspires Busch? His desire to go fast each and every lap.Every once in a while youll see somebody that their natural tendency to drive a racetrack fits the race track, Busch crew chief Adam Stevens said. Youve seen that from [Kevin] Harvick in Atlanta at times and maybe Brad [Keselowski] at Kentucky, certainly before the repave.I think were seeing it now out of KB that really what he wants to do with the car is the fastest way around. ... Since we only come here once a year, that level of feedback hes able to give us gets us in a little bit different area than I think some other guys.A day before the Brickyard, Busch chatted with IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden in the garage. Newgarden had delivered a similar dominant performance in IndyCar last month at Iowa, and while Busch wouldnt need any extra mojo, maybe he got a little bit from that chance meeting.But unlike Newgarden, Busch did his whipping on a bigger stage. It is a stage historically known for not a lot of passing and fell right into Buschs wheelhouse Sunday as he led the most laps ever in a NASCAR race at Indianapolis.Ive never had a dominant car like this at Indy, Busch said. I think back to maybe having dominant cars like this elsewhere and Bristol comes to mind a few times.But obviously this is just a special, special day and a special car. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '


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