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By Joe Naiman
Village News Reporter 

Do Not Swipe Left gives Herrick first Del Mar win since Lilac Fire

 

Last updated 8/20/2020 at 7:30pm

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Do Not Swipe Left wins in the 11th race, Aug. 9, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and gives trainer Joe Herrick his first victory at Del Mar since Herrick was burned in the December 2017 Lilac Fire.

A win by Do Not Swipe Left in the 11th race Aug. 9, at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club gave trainer Joe Herrick his first victory at Del Mar since Herrick was burned in the December 2017 Lilac Fire.

The race was also the first for Do Not Swipe Left in 11 months. The 4-year-old won the seven-furlong dirt race in 1:23.49 and defeated second-place Leprino by a nose.

"He ran his eyeballs out," Herrick said. "He ran the race of his life."

Do Not Swipe Left was foaled in Kentucky April 25, 2016. He was sired by Midshipman out of Angels' Share. His first race was a one-mile dirt contest at Santa A...



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