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Lynch rides Shaman Ghost to Queen Plate win

 (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Brian Lynch finally earned his Queen’s Plate redemption. Shaman Ghost rallied to capture the $1 million race Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The 3-year-old chestnut finished 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Danish Dynaformer. In 2008, Lynch could only look on in disappointment as Ginger Brew finished second by a head to Not Bourbon, earning trainer Roger Attfield a record-tying eighth Plate victory. On Sunday, Lynch got to celebrate winning the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown for the first time. “It’s a prestigious race, it’s an old, traditional race, it’s a classic distance at a mile-and-a-quarter, it’s a big field and to do it for Frank and Mrs. Stronach, that’s just fantastic,” Lynch said. Jockey Patrick Husbands, who rode filly Lexie Lou to victory in last year’s race, settled for second aboard Danish Dynaformer. Conquest Boogaloo finished third. – AP

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