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Young gets exacta in Aiken fall feature
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LESLIE YOUNG HAS SENT five winners from her barn this year, including Mr. Universo, who jumped his way to victory in Saturdays $25,000 Holiday Cup in Aiken.
Trainer Leslie Young dominated Saturday’s $25,000 Budweiser Holiday Cup when she sent out the first two finishers, Amy Taylor Rowe’s Mr. Universo and Boudinout Farm’s Harmony Bay, at the Aiken Fall Steeplechase. Mr. Universo, who boasted the strongest record in a competitive field of five, won by three lengths under the trainer’s husband, reigning champion jockey Paddy Young. He ran the Budweiser Holiday Cup’s 2 1/4 miles in 4:25.20 on firm turf.