Taghleeb Wins WL McKnight Handicap at Gulfstream Park
The $200,000 G3 WL McKnight Handicap went down Saturday, January 28 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Horses four years old and upward took to Gulfstream's turf track and raced 1 1/2 miles. Michael Hui's Taghleeb, who was sent off at 5-1 odds recorded his first ever graded stakes score and second straight win overall - in a razor-close photo finish with 8-1 shot Sadler's Joy who settled for second. 38-1 longshot Patterson Cross finished third in the field of 12 while Twilight Eclipse was fourth and Charming Kitten, Hunter O'Riley, Generous Kitten, 7-2 second choice Danish Dynaformer, Montclair, 3-1 favorite Mr Maybe, Applicator and Diamond Bachelor completed the order of finish.