Team Valor and Earle Mack’s Spanish Mission nosed out Pedro Cara to win the $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park on September 7th, 2019.
Rider Jamie Spencer had this to say about Spanish Mission’s performance at the event, “Going into the final turn he was giving me all he had. I dropped my right rein and even though I was using the crop, when you drop your reins in a race, it typically signals to the horse that the race is over. I would’ve been mad with myself had we lost, but he got back on his game and finished strong. He was a very game horse today.”
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