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Steeler captures Royal Lodge

Updated: September 30, 2012, 2:00 AM ET
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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum's Steeler battled past Artigiano to prevail in Saturday's Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, the first race on the new "Road to the Kentucky Derby" scoring system. Trained by Mark Johnston, the son of 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Raven's Pass earned 10 points for the victory. Artigiano, by Distorted Humor, collected four points for second.

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