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Rule by Night steps up in Duck Dance S.

Sunday, October 09, 2011
Rule by Night, a 4-year-old son of Malibu Moon, got his first stakes win of 2011 in the $60,000 Duck Dance S. Oct. 9 at Belmont Park. This was the second added money event for the chestnut colt; he took the $60,000 Groovy S. in Nov., 2010 at Aqueduct.

The 6 1/2-furlong Duck Dance S. turned into a match race between Rule by Night and post time favorite Sunrise Smarty. The pair dueled through a quick half mile in :45.06 seconds, with Sunrise Smarty holding a slim lead. Rule by Night fought gamely in the stretch to get the lead about an eighth mile from the wire, then edged clear late to win by three-quarters of a length in an excellent 1:14.86.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, Rule by Night is now 5-2-1 in 12 career starts. He has earned $239,650 for owner Gold Square Farm. The winner was bred in Kentucky by Sierra Farm and is one of three winners out of Silver Reserve, who is a half-sister to the Grade 2-winning sprinter Boone's Mill.

Malibu Moon is currently fifth on the North American general sire list with $6.1 million in progeny earnings. The 14-year-old stallion has nine stakes winners in 2011, led Ask the Moon, winner of the Personal Ensign S. (G1) and Ruffian H. (G1).
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