It Happened Again captures Razorback
It Happened Again completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:43 2/5, and paid $9.40, $5.20 and $3.60 as the 7-2 fourth choice among seven rivals.
Double Threat (Smarty Jones), Kate's Main Man, 9-5 favorite Winslow Homer (Unbridled's Song) and Golden Yank (Yankee Gentleman) rounded out the order of finish.
Bred in Kentucky by Dede McGehee, It Happened Again captured the Triple Sec S. at Delta Downs and recorded a second in the Barbaro S. (G3) at Delaware Park in 2009. He also placed in the Canadian Derby (Can-G3) and Spend a Buck S. that season, but the chestnut dropped into the claiming ranks in 2010. He was acquired by his current connections for a $20,000 tag at Woodbine last October, and his form began to turn around this year at Oaklawn, with a pair of convincing wins over allowance/optional claiming rivals. With Saturday's third straight victory, It Happened Again has now earned $333,078 from a 23-7-3-3 ledger.
He's out of the winning Quiet Lucky (Quiet American), who is also the dam of stakes victor Lucky Sam (Pembroke). His second dam is the stakes-winning Lucky Lydia (Lydian [Fr]), and this is also the female family of Grade 3 queen Cellars Shiraz (Kissin Kris).
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