(November 20, 2008) – Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan’s Dubai Majesty disposed of pace-setting Good Feeling leaving the backstretch and drew off to win Thursday’s featured $38,380 Klein Family Learning Center Purse at Churchill Downs for fillies and mares by 5 ½ lengths.
Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Jamie Theriot, Dubai Majesty covered the mile on a fast main track in 1:35.51.
A 3-year-old Florida-bred daughter of Essence of Dubai out of the Great Above mare Great Majesty, Dubai Majesty returned mutuels of $3.20, $3 and $2.40 as the favorite in the field of seven. Luna Vega, ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, rallied from last to take second and return $7.80 and $4 with Color Me Up, under Robby Albarado, finishing another three-quarters of a length back and paying $4 to show.
The $21,886 winner’s check improved Dubai Majesty’s career earnings to $201,239 with her fifth victory in 14 starts.
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