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'Deal' leads all the way in Dixie

Updated: May 15, 2010, 7:28 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

BALTIMORE -- Strike a Deal had been a high-class turf horse at 2, 3, and 4, earning more than $932,000, but his form went badly awry at 5, when he earned nothing in three dismal starts.

So when the horse returned Saturday to make his debut as a 6-year-old in the Grade 2, $200,000 Dixie Stakes at Pimlico, it was understandable that horseplayers dismissed him at 14-1. Those who took notice of his back class were soon rewarded, as Strike a Deal, ridden by Ramon Dominguez for trainer Alan ...

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