Breeders reclaim 8-year-old Debonair Joe
ARCADIA, Calif. -- Joe Valenti finally got his wish at Santa Anita on Wednesday.
For nearly a year, Valenti and trainer Craig Lewis had debated whether to claim Debonair Joe, an 8-year-old gelding they bred. They raced him in 2001-02.
Wednesday, Lewis and Valenti agreed to claim the California-bred Debonair Joe for $40,000 and then watched him win a six-furlong race.
"I've wanted to claim him for a long time," Valenti said Thursday, but he said Lewis wasn't sure. "Finally, he ...
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