Wednesday 20 August 2014

Johann Strauss gets off the mark after maiden victory

Published 21/05/2014 | 05:20

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ockey Joseph O’Brien (right) guided his father Aiden’s Johann Strauss to victory in the Dundalk Racecourse of the Year Maiden.

JOHANN Strauss got off the mark at the sixth time of asking on Friday evening as he took the opener at Dundalk, the Dundalk Racecourse Of The Year Maiden, scoring under Joseph O'Brien for his father Aidan.

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