Mario Gutierrez Rides Taylor Said to Victory in 77th Longacres Mile

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Mario Gutierrez Rides Taylor Said to Victory in 77th Longacres Mile
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Mario Gutierrez had felt like this before. On the first Saturday of May, to be exact. Less than four months after riding I'll Have Another to a victory in the Kentucky Derby, Gutierrez engaged Winning Machine before the stretch with his horse, Taylor Said, in Sunday's 77th running of the $200,000 Grade III Longacres Mile. The two horses slugged it out for a quarter-mile, with local star Winning Machine never giving up but finishing a head behind.

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