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Red Ruby pulls away to easy victory in Black-Eyed Susan

Red Ruby comes back after 60 days away from the track and pours it on in the final stretch to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes with ease.

BALTIMORE (AP) Red Ruby pulled away from Coach Rocks on a sloppy track Friday and cruised to a 4 3/4-length victory in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

Coach Rocks, the morning-line favorite, led for much of the race before Paco Lopez guided Red Ruby in front before the final turn.
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The Grade 2, $250,000 race for 3-year-old fillies was run on a cold, rainy afternoon at Pimlico Race Course.

It was the third win in five career races for Red Ruby. She paid $7.80, $4 and $3.20.

Coming off a disappointing seventh-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks, Coach Rocks paid $4.20 and $3.20.

Indy Union took third.

Earlier, Irish War Cry won the Grade 3 Pimlico Special by 4 1/2 lengths over One Liner and Untrapped, who finished in a dead heat for second.

It was the first victory in seven races since April 2017 for Irish War Cry, sired by 2007 Preakness winner Curlin.