Posted: Thursday August 22, 2013 11:47 PM

Winning Prize wins at Del Mar in US debut

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DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) - South American import Winning Prize won in his U.S. debut at Del Mar on Thursday, dominating in a wire-to-wire victory in the $85,000 Del Mar Rotary Club Purse.

The 4-year-old Winning Prize, who had won five of eight career races in his native Argentina, pulled way for a four-length victory over even-money favorite Chips All In, covering a turf mile within a second of the course record at 1:32.10.

Trained by Hall of Famer Neil Drysdale for owners David Heerensperger and Jose Nelson and ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Winning Prize paid $8, $4 and $3. Chips All In returned $2.80 and $2.20, and Rauschenberg paid $7.60 to show.

 
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