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$10,000 yearling lands Europe’s richest ever dirt race

$10,000 yearling Victor Kalejs struck in Europe’s richest dirt event

Champion Victor Kalejs, who was bought for just $10,000 by Chad Schumer as a yearling, added another big race win to his resume on Monday when striking in the Listed SEK Pramms Memorial at Jagersro in Sweden. With a prize fund of SKr1,200,000, the event was Europe’s richest ever race run on dirt.

The son of Spring At Last was crowned Sweden’s champion 2yo of 2016 following a series of wide-margin victories that culminated with a win in the Norwegian Criterium. He tuned up for Monday’s success by running third in the Listed Spring Mile, also at Jagersro.

The six-time winner was purchased by Chad Schumer for just $10,000 at the 2015 Fasig-Tipton October Sale in Kentucky on behalf of Irish pinhooker Johnny Collins of Brown Island Stakes.

Bred by Eh Beau Lane III, he is out of Make A Promise, a Mr Greeley half-sister to G3 winner Essence.

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