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Silver Max ends Wise Dan's winning streak

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Silver Max ended reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan's winning streak at nine Saturday, winning the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.

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Silver Max, a 4-year-old colt trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Robby Albarado, beat Wise Dan by 1 1/4 lengths in the race moved to the synthetic Polytrack because of heavy rain.

The surface change meant that the race no longer guaranteed the winner a spot in the Breeders' Cup Mile next month at Santa Anita along with the paid travel and entry fees.

``He earned his way to California,'' Romans said. ``We're just going to have to pay for it.''

Silver Max ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.06 and paid $17, $4.40 and $4. Wise Dan returned $2.60 and $2.10, and Willcox Inn paid $4.80 to show.

The Turf Mile was one of five major stakes on the card.

In the other races, We Miss Artie won the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity; filly Better Lucky won the $400,000 First Lady; Judy the Beauty won the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America; and turf sprinter Havelock rallied from last to take the $150,000 Woodford Reserve.

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