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Union Rags

Trainer:   Michael Matz
Jockey:   John Velazquez
Owner:   Chadds Ford Stable
Foaling Date:   3-3-2009
Pedigree:   Dixie Union - Tempo by Gone West
Dosage Profile:   9-1-10-2-0
Dosage Index/CD:   2.14   0.77   (dual qualifier)
2011 Record:   4 Starts: 3 - 1 - 0, $858,800
Best Beyer Figure:   95
Note:   Won his debut, the Saratoga Special (G2), and the Champagne (G1) but was denied in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) as the favorite, finishing second to Hansen. The dual qualifier came back at 3 to win the Fountain of Youth (G2) by 4 lengths then finished third in the Florida Derby (G1). Had a bad start in the Kentucky Derby and was 18th early then moved up to finish 7th, beaten 7 1/2 lengths. Skipped the Preakness and waited for the Belmont.

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