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Paddy O’Prado Wins The Dixie Stakes

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 BALTIMORE (AP) — Paddy O’Prado rallied from last to win the $200,000 Dixie Stakes on the turf, the richest stakes on the Preakness undercard Saturday at Pimlico.

It was a successful return to Maryland for the gray colt who was sixth in last year’s Preakness. Kent Desormeaux was aboard as the 4-year-old made his season debut for trainer Dale Romans.

The early trailer, Paddy O’Prado started to pick off rivals down the backstretch and keep coming through the lane, beating Baryshnikov by 11/2 lengths. The 3-5 favorite paid $3.20 to win. The time was 1:53.56 for the 1 1-8 miles over the good course.

Apart, the 6-5 favorite, reeled in the front-running Colizeo by a neck in the $100,000 William Donald Schaefer Memorial Stakes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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