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Grinding Speed rallies to win My Lady's Manor Steeplechase
Grinding Speed rallies to win My Lady's Manor Steeplechase

Fresh off a win at the International Gold Cup in Virginia in late October, Grinding Speed lived up to his name — and budding reputation — to claim a come-from-behind victory in the 105th running of the $30,000 My Lady's Manor Steeplechase Saturday in Monkton. With Mark Beecher aboard, the pre-race favorite bided his time while waiting for early leader Tax Ruling to fade. When Tax Ruling did finally slow down, Beecher and Grinding Speed made their move to finish more than a length ahead of runner-up Senior Senator. Described as "Ginsu sharp" by an expert's selection in the program, Grinding Speed found a perfect alley to bolt to the finish line in 6...

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