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Fort Larned wins Stephen Foster

Updated: June 15, 2013, 11:37 PM ET
Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Fort Larned won the $536,300 Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap by 61/4 lengths Saturday night at Churchill Downs, giving him a chance to defend his Breeders' Cup Classic title.

The 5-year-old owned by Janis Whitham and trained by Ian Wilkes broke first from the rail and never trailed under jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. Fort Larned ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.45, the second-fastest Foster behind Victory Gallop's track-record 1:47.28 in 1999.

The winner paid $8.60, $5.20 and ...

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