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The Mean Queen Takes Grand National as Far Hills Celebrates Centennial

The Far Hills Race Meeting returned after a one-year hiatus and celebrated its 100th running Oct. 16 in New Jersey with an action-packed, six race card highlighted by The Mean Queen’s half-length victory over Snap Decision in the $150,000 Grand National.

The 5-year-old Doyen mare improved to six wins and one second in eight races this year, including five wins in six U.S. starts. She earned her third straight victory in a National Steeplechase Association Grade 1 race, having won the Jonathon Sheppard Handicap by 4 ¾ lengths in August at Saratoga and the Lonesome Glory Stakes by two lengths in September at Belmont Park prior to her hard-fought Grand National victory.

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