Archipenko writes history for De Kock, SA

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Archipenko writes history for De Kock, SA

<p>MIKE de Kock finally broke his duck in the UK when Archipenko took the Group 2 Summer Mile under Kevin Shea at Ascot on Saturday afternoon. In so doing the iconic De Kock became the first South African trainer to win a race in England, the traditional hub of racing.<br />
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Photo: Mike de Kock, the conquering globetrotter.</p>
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<p>Understandably it was a big moment for De Kock, who said: &ldquo;The highs and lows of racing are amazing. When Sun Classique was injured I was ready to pack up and come home345, now we&rsquo;re back on a high, it&rsquo;s a great feeling to win at Ascot. I must thank my team for the great job they’ve done.&rsquo;&rsquo;<br />
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Archipenko (11-1) took up the running soon after the small, quality field swung into the Ascot home345 straight. Shea took him to the rail and they got away by a length and held on to win by 0,75 lengths from outsider Barshiba (50-1) and Cesare (6-4). <br />
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&ldquo;We&rsquo;ll decide later what his next run will be,&rsquo;&rsquo; said De Kock, who has earmarked the Arlington Million in Chicago as a possibility.</p>

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