Ex-claimer wins Dirt Mile

Updated: November 7, 2009, 9:53 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- After striking out with all his Kitten-named horses for two days, owner Ken Ramsey's former claimer Furthest Land proved to be the big dog in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita.

Furthest Land, claimed by Ramsey and trainer Mike Maker for $35,000 in October 2008 at Belmont Park, ran down Midshipman in the final 30 yards and held off Ready's Echo to win the Dirt Mile by three-quarters of a length under Julien Leparoux. Ready's Echo finished a head in front ...

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