Eaton's Gift holds off 'Benny'

Updated: July 11, 2009, 11:25 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

MIAMI -- Eaton's Gift, who hadn't won a race in nearly 14 months, registered a shocking upset when outlasting reigning Eclipse Award winner Benny the Bull by 1 1/2 lengths in Saturday's $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap at Calder. The Smile highlighted the 13-race Summit of Speed program along with the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap.

Eaton's Gift gave jockey Jose Lezcano his second graded stakes win on the card. Lezcano also rode Not for Silver to victory in the Grade 2 Carry Back. A son ...

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