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Another Mystery tops in Arlington’s Black Tie Affair S.

August 15, 2021

Temple City got his 20th lifetime black type winner Saturday at Arlington Park when Another Mystery rallied to a two-length win in the $75,000 Black Tie Affair S.

The classy 5-year-old had been close to capturing a stakes on a few occasions, placing in both the Arlington S. (G3) and John Henry Turf Cup (G2) in the past year, before Saturday’s breakthrough win.

Another Mystery was last of seven for the first half mile, then commenced his rally with about three furlongs to go. He took the lead in mid-stretch and pulled away to wrap up the 1 1/8-miles on the turf in 1:45.50.

The winner is owned by his breeder and trainer Chris Block. His record now stands at 5-2-3 in 19 outings, with earnings of $229,055.

Another Mystery’s dam was herself a Grade 3 winner and has produced five stakes winners. Another Mystery is her last reported foal.

Temple City has accounted for an impressive 12 stakes horses this year, the highest number for any North American stallion standing for $5,000.