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War Story

Classic Division

Much like last year in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Loooch Racing Stables and Glenn Ellis’ War Story will once again be an outsider. Unlike last year, though, the son of Northern Afleet and half-brother to Fair Grounds Oaks winner and Kentucky Oaks runner-up Land Over Sea comes into the Dirt Mile off arguably the best race of his career when second in the Pennsylvania Derby Championship Sept. 24. Closing stoutly that day, despite an ordinary pace, the 4-year-old chestnut gelding came up a head short behind Cyrus Alexander for trainer Miguel Penaloza. Loooch Racing has twice raced in the Breeders’ Cup in partnership, each time with Ria Antonia, Canadian champion 2-year-old filly of 2013 — the same year she was the adjudged winner of the Juvenile Fillies. One year later, she closed out her career with a respectable fourth in the Distaff. Parx Racing-based, stakes-winning trainer Penaloza only had one prior start as a trainer before 2016, but has done well in his first full year, with 26 victories from 142 starts.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
10
2018 Graded Stakes Points

Previous Races

Temperence Hill Invitational S.
September 30, 2018
BELMONT PARK
Grade
Finish 3
Greenwood Cup S.
September 03, 2018
PARX RACING
Grade 3
Finish 2
Suburban S.
July 07, 2018
BELMONT PARK
Grade 2
Finish 10
Brooklyn Invitational S.
June 09, 2018
BELMONT PARK
Grade 2
Finish 2
Charles Town Classic S.
April 21, 2018
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES
Grade 2
Finish 2
Challenger S.
March 10, 2018
TAMPA BAY DOWNS
Grade
Finish 1
Pegasus World Cup Invitational S.
January 27, 2018
GULFSTREAM PARK
Grade 1
Finish 10
Breeders' Cup Classic
November 04, 2017
DEL MAR
Grade 1
Finish 4
Woodward S. Presented by NYRA Bets
September 02, 2017
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 4
Whitney S.
August 05, 2017
SARATOGA
Grade 1
Finish 4
Brooklyn Invitational S.
June 10, 2017
BELMONT PARK
Grade 2
Finish 1
Charles Town Classic S.
April 22, 2017
HOLLYWOOD CASINO AT CHARLES TOWN RACES
Grade 2
Finish 3
Fred W. Hooper S.
March 04, 2017
GULFSTREAM PARK
Grade 3
Finish 5
Pegasus World Cup Invitational S.
January 28, 2017
GULFSTREAM PARK
Grade 1
Finish 5
Queens County S.
December 17, 2016
AQUEDUCT
Grade
Finish 1
Cigar Mile H.
November 26, 2016
AQUEDUCT
Grade 1
Finish 4
Breeders' Cup Classic
November 05, 2016
SANTA ANITA PARK
Grade 1
Finish 8
Pa Derby Champion S.
September 24, 2016
PARX RACING
Grade
Finish 2
$1 Million TVG Pacific Classic S.
August 20, 2016
DEL MAR
Grade 1
Finish 7
July 30, 2016
THISTLEDOWN
Grade
Finish 1
Tropical Park Derby
December 19, 2015
GULFSTREAM PARK
Grade
Finish 8
Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
October 30, 2015
KEENELAND
Grade 1
Finish 8
Pennsylvania Derby
September 19, 2015
PARX RACING
Grade 2
Finish 6
West Virginia Derby
August 01, 2015
MOUNTAINEER CASINO RACETRACK & RESORT
Grade 2
Finish 3
Ohio Derby
June 20, 2015
THISTLEDOWN
Grade
Finish 4
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands
May 02, 2015
CHURCHILL DOWNS
Grade 1
Finish 16
Louisiana Derby
March 28, 2015
FAIR GROUNDS
Grade 2
Finish 3
Risen Star S.
February 21, 2015
FAIR GROUNDS
Grade 2
Finish 2
LeComte S.
January 17, 2015
FAIR GROUNDS
Grade 3
Finish 2
December 28, 2014
FAIR GROUNDS
Grade
Finish 1
November 01, 2014
CHURCHILL DOWNS
Grade
Finish 1