Man of Iron captures Marathon

Updated: November 6, 2009, 9:24 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- They went 1¾ miles, and yet it was only an inch or two that separated victory from defeat Friday in the $454,500 Breeders' Cup Marathon. On the wire, it was the aptly named Man of Iron beating Cloudy's Knight in an exciting opening to the 2009 Breeders' Cup series at Santa Anita.

With Johnny Murtagh riding for the Coolmore ownership team and trainer Aidan O'Brien, Man of Iron returned $14.80 as fourth choice in a field of 10. A 3-year-old colt, Man of Iron is by the ...

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