Delaware Handicap

Saturday July 16, 2011: Delaware Park

Thundering Emilia heads to the paddock before the Grade II Delaware Handicap. She is trained by Michael Matz.
Life at Ten, who won this race in 2010, returns to compete against four other mares and fillies.
Trainer Larry Jones walks Havre de Grace in the paddock before the race.

Love's Blush, trained by Rodney Jenkins, is the longest shot in the five-horse field.
Life At Ten and Blind Luck (#5) await their jockeys.
Garrett Gomez has the mount on Blind Luck, who was voted three-year-old filly of the year for 2010.
Havre de Grace, ridden by Ramon Dominguez, joins the post parade.
Life At Ten, David Cohen up, leads as the horses head to the first turn; Thundering Emilia, with Julien Pimentel, follows in second.
Blind Luck and Havre de Grace, competing against one another for the sixth time, take over in the stretch . . .
. . . turning the Delaware Handicap into a two-horse race.
Blind Luck wins by a nose. Life At Ten finished more than 18 lengths behind Havre de Grace, followed by Love's Blush, then Thundering Emilia.
Blind Luck and Havre de Grace first met in the 2010 Delaware Oaks. Blind Luck won that race by a nose over Havre de Grace, then beat her by a neck in the Alabama. Next was the Cotillion at Philadelphia Park: Havre de Grace won, beating Blind Luck by a neck. Neither won the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic, but Blind Luck finished second and Havre de Grace was third. In March Havre de Grace won the Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn, and Blind Luck was second.
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