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Watts, Dalton enjoy wins in Saturday jump race meets
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CAMDENS MARK WATTS and trainer Julie Gomena (right) combined to bring Balance the Budget to the winners circle in Saturdays $75,000 David Zeke Ferguson Stakes at the International Gold Cup. - photo by Tom Didato/C-I
Camden jockey Mark Watts took Balance the Budget to the lead early in Saturday’s $75,000 David “Zeke” Ferguson Stakes at International Gold Cup at The Plains, Va., and dared his four opponents to catch him if they could. They could not. Trained by Julie Gomena, Balance the Budget swaggered off to a gaping early lead of roughly 30 lengths and let his pursuers get within five lengths near the final fences.