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London Bridge wins Breeders' Cup Marathon

Nov. 1, 2013 at 5:21 PM

ARCADIA, Calif., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- London Bridge ran by the leaders late to win Friday's $500,000 Grade II Breeders' Cup Marathon at Santa Anita.

Trained in England by Jo Hughes, London Bridge was making his first U.S. start, with veteran jockey Mike Smith in the irons. Smith kept the 3-year-old son of Arch out of the early fray in the 1 3/4-miles race, came wide down the stretch past the tired front runners and won by an easy 1 length.

Blueskiesnrainbows finished second and Worldly was third. The race was clocked in 2:58.27.

London Bridge won three of his eight starts in England and France before shipping to California for the Marathon.

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