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Dont Tell the Kids Wins Sapling

August 21, 1999

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) _ Dont Tell the Kids took the lead at the start and then outdueled Outrigger to the wire for a one-length victory Saturday in the $200,000 Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park.

Under a strong ride by Jorge Tejeira, the 2-year-old colt covered six furlongs over a sloppy track in 1:10. The Bobby Durso-trained son of Carson City returned $8, $3.20 and $2.10 after surviving an inquiry and a claim of foul by jockey Pat Day, who rode the runner-up.

Outrigger, who was looking to give trainer D. Wayne Lukas his ninth Sapling winner in the last 13 years, paid $2.40 and $2.10. House Burner finished another five lengths back in third and was $2.10 to show.

Dont Tell the Kids, whose sire won the 1989 Sapling, and Outrigger brushed slightly in the stretch.

``I’m very, very happy,″ Durso said. ``Having the outside post was great. He didn’t have to run hard to get position and that helped him finish better.″

Tejeira, who last won a graded stakes in 1984 at Ak-Sar-Ben, said he came in a little bit in the stretch on purpose.

``I didn’t want that other horse to get brave on me and come back,″ Tejeira said after winning the Grade I stakes, which had a winner’s share of $120,000.

In the $45,000 My Frenchman Stakes, L.B. On Tour set a track record in winning the five-furlong race over the sloppy track in 56 seconds. The race was taken off the turf.

Tommy Turner rode the winner, who is trained by Ben Perkins Jr. L.B. On Tour paid $4.80.

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