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Built Up Wins Groomstick Handicap

August 16, 2003

MIAMI (AP) _ Built Up beat Swift Replica in a photo finish to take the Groomstick Handicap at Calder on Saturday.

Ridden by Manuel Aguilar, Built Up ran the 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:17.40 and paid $3.40, $2.40 and $2.20. Swift Replica paid $3.40 and $3. Lavender’s Lad paid $3.20 to show in a field of seven.

In his last nine starts, Built Up has won five times _ four of them stakes _ and has three third-place finishes. He also finished second in last year’s Groomstick. The Florida-bred owned by Raymond Susi has career earnings of $533,526.

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