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Eldaafer pulls away in Marathon

Updated: November 5, 2010, 10:35 PM ET
By Marty McGee | Daily Racing Form

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Since its inception two years ago, the Breeders' Cup Marathon has been criticized as being a yawner of a race, a lengthy contest that lacked the purse, prestige, and drama of other Breeders' Cup events.

No one will say it lacks drama any longer, not after Friday's Grade 3, $500,000 Marathon. The 1 3/4-mile race proved a thriller and then was capped by a stewards' inquiry and fight between losing jockeys Calvin Borel and Javier Castellano, just outside the winner's circle.

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