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Foley Barn Savoring Bango’s Record-Tying Win At Churchill Downs

Bango’s connections and admirers were on hand to celebrate following his record-equaling win in the Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes

It was easy to spot groom Abraham Garcia on Sunday morning at trainer Greg Foley's Barn 11. Garcia, the groom for record-tying 11-time Churchill Downs winner Bango, wore a bright red shirt that had the number 11 in large white print.

Bango emerged from his narrow victory in Saturday's Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes in good order, according to Foley. The Kentucky-bred 6-year-old son of Congrats earned a career-best 103 Brisnet Speed Rating in his win.

“I couldn't be more proud of this horse,” Foley said of Bango, a Tamaroak Partners LLC homebred. “About 30 of us went down to the Louisville Thoroughbred Society to celebrate after the races. We'll sit down and figure out what's next for him this fall. I'd imagine after the fall we'll let him get a breather early this winter and bring him back around for the spring.”

Bango sits atop Churchill's leaderboard with Ready's Rocket for the most documented career wins at the Louisville track. A former Tim Glyshaw trainee, Ready's Rocket retired in 2012 following an eight-year career. Barrister Siv (1981-'84), Can'tholdmeback (1980-'85) and Herreno (1982-'87) are tied in third with nine wins each.

“I'm very happy for the Foley crew,” Glyshaw said. “Bango has a lot of heart, just like Ready's Rocket. To achieve that many wins you have to have heart.”

Bango's impressive career record now stands at 33-14-4-2 and $1,459,261 in purse earnings. With his win in the Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes, Bango's earnings just at Churchill Downs rose above $1 million to $1,164,861.

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