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Miller wins twice on Opening Day at Fairplex

The Fairplex Park horse racing meet opened September 9, and San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center trainer Peter Miller had two winning horses that day.

Lake Believe won the third race, a seven-furlong maiden claiming contest for two-year-old fillies, while Winter Camp won the tenth race, a six-furlong claiming race for three-year-olds.

"It was a good day. Both horses ran real well, and nice to start the meet off with a couple of wins," Miller said.

Lake Believe was ridden by Martin Pedroza. She broke second among the six horses in the race. She was second, a head behind One More Palo, after a quarter of a mile and reached the half-mile post 47.45 seconds into the race with a head lead over second-place Warren's Extrasilk. Lake Believe reached the stretch 1:13.27 into the race and had a two-length lead over second-place Chaturunga.

Lake Believe won the race by a five-length margin over Chaturunga, who finished half a length ahead of third-place Lemon Drop Ridge. Lake Believe's winning time was 1:26.70.

Lake Believe was foaled in Louisiana on February 25, 2008. Her sire was Ford Every Stream and her dam was Learn to Hope. She is owned by Altamira Racing Stable, Bruce Chandler, Jeff Fink, and Mark Umeda.

Winter Camp, who was also ridden by Pedroza, led throughout his entire race after breaking first among the six horses. The three-year-old gelding took 22.63 seconds for the first quarter-mile, at which he had a one-length lead over Majestic Afleet. He also had a one-length lead over Majestic Afleet, who stayed in second for the rest of the race, after half a mile. Winter Camp required 45.66 seconds to reach the half-mile pole. Winter Camp entered the stretch 58.11 seconds into the race with a 1 ½ length lead over Majestic Afleet and won the race by a 2 1/2-length margin with a time of 1:10.45.

Winter Camp was foaled in Kentucky on March 25, 2007. His sire was Forest Camp and his dam was Winterose. He is owned by J. Kirk and Judy Robison.

 

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