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Awesome Gem shines on Million Day

Updated: May 30, 2011, 9:51 PM ET
By Randy Jennings | For ESPNDallas.com

GRAND PRAIRIE , Texas -- Half of Nancy Ury's life has been spent climbing the ladder in the horse racing game.

So on the first road trip for a horse put in Ury's charge by new employer West Point Thoroughbreds, the vice president for road operations was urging Awesome Gem and jockey Robby Albarado to victory in the $300,000 Grade 3 Lone Star Park Handicap.

"I was screaming bloody murder,'' Ury said. "I was saying 'Come on Gemmy. Come on Robby. When he won, I was crying and jumping ...

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