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Posted: 8/26/2006 7:55:43 PM ET

Henny Hughes dominates King's Bishop
Zabeel Racing International's favored Henny Hughes made his presence known in the sprint division Saturday, winning the $250,000 King's Bishop Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course by a commanding 5 1/4 lengths.

With John Velazquez in the irons, the three-year-old Hennessy colt battled briefly with longshot Quietly Go and Songster at the start of the seven-furlong contest before asserting his authority and taking command, leaving eight challengers to battle for runner-up honors. Barry Schwartz's Star Dabbler, making his stakes debut, rallied for second, three-quarters of a length clear of stretch-runner Court Folly.

"He broke running," Velazquez said. "All I tried to do was hold him together. He did it all by himself. It was just cruising speed the whole way. Everybody got tired chasing him. He's a tremendous horse."