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Amy Taylor's For Goodness Sake, with Willie McCarthy in the teal colors, overtakes Swoop and Bernie Dalton at the last in the Coggins. TOD MARKS PHOTO

Amy Taylor Rowe’s For Goodness Sake overtook front-running Sarah Joyce at the last fence and pulled away to a 2 3/4-length victory over lightly regarded Swoop in the Fair Hill Races’ $50,000 Iris Ann Coggins Memorial for fillies and mares on Saturday.
Irv Naylor’s One Lucky Lady, who had tracked the pace of The Fields Stable’s Sarah Joyce to the final fence, finished third, two lengths behind Mimi Voss’ Swoop and 1 3/4-lengths ahead of Sarah Joyce. Outlaw Cody Z finished fifth.
Willie McCarthy rode Irish-bred For Goodness Sake, who was trained in the name of hospitalized champion jockey Paddy Young. The five-year-old Yeats mare had finished fifth in the $50,000 Margaret Currey Henley, won by Sarah Joyce, at the Iroquois Steeplechase two weeks earlier.
Making only her second U.S. start, For Goodness Sake ran the Coggins Memorial’s 2 1/4 miles in 4:47 on turf rated as soft.

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