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Morestride, a 3 yr old colt by Midshipman out of the Smart Strike mare Smart Stride, came from off the pace to win the $75,000 Howard B. Noonan Stakes by a commanding 3 lengths. Esplanande came back to nab Brig on the wire for second.
The winner is owned by Mike Rone and trained by Penny Rone. He was bred in Ohio by Dr. Steve Demaiolo. Jockey Luis Rivera piloted Morestride to victory making that two in a row and 3 out of 4 lifetime for the dark bay or brown colt.
Congratulations to all the connections of this exciting Ohio bred!