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Digest (Feb. 17): Victor Rosales rides first career winner at Laurel Park

Digest (Feb. 17): Victor Rosales rides first career winner at Laurel Park

Morgan’s Ford Farm, Linda Walls and Kingdom Bloodstock’s Pink Pearl forged a short lead after a half-mile and drew off to a 4 ¼-length upset of Sunday’s opener at Laurel Park to give jockey Victor Rosales his first career riding victory. Rosales, 29, dedicated his milestone triumph to Emerson Schoenthal, the 4-year-old son of winning trainer Phil Schoenthal who is home and doing well following heart transplant surgery Jan. 18. Pink Pearl ($15.60), a Virginia-bred daughter of 2012 Kentucky Derby (G1) and 2013 Dubai World Cup (G1) winner Animal Kingdom, ran 7 furlongs over a fast main track in 1:25.77 in the $22,000 maiden claiming...

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