Former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player continues winning as a horse owner

Coming back to Baltimore and winning the 2016 Preakness with Exaggerator could easily be seen as the highlight of Sol Kumin’s career as a horse owner.

But the former Johns Hopkins lacrosse player and a co-founder of Sheep Pond Partners just keeps winning. Horses partially owned by Sheep Pond won the two biggest races at Arlington Park near Chicago on Saturday — the Grade 1 Arlington Million with Beach Patrol and the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes with Dacita.

Both horses are trained by Chad Brown, who also trained Exaggerator, and earned entries into Breeders’ Cup races this fall.

Beach Patrol went off as the 6-1 second choice to Deauville, but the 4-year-old was able to hold off late charges by runner-up Fanciful Angel, a 73-1 longshot and Deauville, the 4-1 favorite who finished third.

Kumin, founder of Wall Street hedge fund Folger Hill, said he was glad he chose to come to Arlington for the race. He also had horses running at Saratoga in New York.

"We came and obviously had an unbelievable day," Kumin said. "To win the Beverly D. and the Million, it's a day you can't replicate. Super fortunate. Really a great day."

The victory ended a six-race losing skid for Beach Patrol. The 4-year-old last won a year ago in the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington .

"It's been a tough year," Kumin said of Beach Patrol. "He fights hard, hasn't been lucky. We were thrilled to get him back to a track he loves."

Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune contributed to this article.

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