June 07, 2015

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Triple Threat won his U.S. debut, edging Middleburg by a nose Sunday in the $205,000 Monmouth Stakes.

The French-bred 5-year-old is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for the owner-breeders: Team Valor International and Gary Barber.

Mott found a winning spot for the transition as Triple Threat moved into the four path for the stretch drive and outkicked Middleburg for his fourth win in 14 starts.

The time was 1:49.89 for 1 1/8 miles on the firm course before a crowd of 15,417.

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