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Normandy Invasion (racehorse)

Honor Code Surges To Whitney Win

Four weeks after becoming a Grade 1 winner with a last-to-first effort in the Met Mile at Belmont Park, Honor Code came up with an even more impressive encore performance Saturday at Saratoga Race Course at Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Trailing by as many as 19 1/4 lengths, the 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy closed with a dramatic surge in the final sixteenth of a mile to catch Liam's Map and win the 88th running of the Grade 1 $1.25 million Whitney by a neck.

As a Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" Challenge race, Honor Code earned an automatic berth to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 31 at Keeneland in Kentucky. He ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.82 and returned...