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Irv Naylor shatters spring earnings record.

As Irv Naylor’s Rawnaq headed back to the barn after his stirring Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) victory on May 14, one question was left unanswered. Will he or won’t he?

The subject of the question was the Brown Advisory Cheltenham-Iroquois Challenge, a $500,000 prize to any horse able to win the Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Gr. 1) and the Cheltenham Festival’s Ryanair World Hurdle (Gr. 1) in a 12-month period.

Trainer Cyril Murphy, who had watched the epic battle on the Iroquois Steeplechase’s giant matrix board, accurately pointed out that the three-mile World Hurdle was 10 months distant, and a lot can happen in that time. How well he knew. Naylor’s 2015 Eclipse Award champion, Dawalan, went to the sidelines for the year after an early-spring injury.

Naylor, who shattered his own earnings record last year, offered a subtle and definitive answer to the big question on that shining afternoon in Nashville. With wife Diane beside him, Naylor said: “I think this horse will represent the United States well in England next year.”

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