Horseracing

Dawn Approach wins 2000 Guineas for Godolphin

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NEWMARKET, England (AP)

Dawn Approach extended his unbeaten record by winning the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday, bringing some joy for Godolphin after its involvement in a recent doping scandal that has rocked British horse racing.

The 11-8 favorite pulled away from Toronado in the final furlong to win the first of English flat racing's five classics by about four lengths.

It's the third Godolphin-owned horse to win the 2,000 Guineas - a mile-long race for 3-year-olds open to colts and fillies - after Mark Of Esteem (1996) and Island Sands (1999).

It also could be the first step on the road to redemption for Sheik Mohammed's Dubai-based operation, after one of its trainers - Mahmood al-Zarooni - was banned for eight years last week for administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses.

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