05/03/2013 3:33PM

Donoharm to rest for two months in Texas

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Donoharm, the winner of the $100,000 Essex at Oaklawn in February, will get a two-month freshening in Texas.

Donoharm, a two-time stakes winner during the Oaklawn meet who finished an uncharacteristic sixth in the Grade 3, $200,000 Texas Mile last month at Lone Star Park, is getting a 60-day vacation, trainer Bret Calhoun said. The horse will be freshened at the North Texas operation of Diamond D Ranch.

Donoharm won five consecutive races from October to February, when he captured the $100,000 Essex at Oaklawn, defeating San Pablo. Also during his streak, Donoharm won the $75,000 Fifth Season at Oaklawn in January and the $70,000 Sam’s Town at Delta Downs in November.

Donoharm races for Wayne Sanders and Larry Hirsch. He is a 4-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid. Calhoun said when Donoharm gets ready to return to the track, he likely will join his division at Churchill Downs.

Coyote Legend, who won an allowance on the Texas Mile undercard April 27, is a long-range candidate for the $50,000 Assault at Lone Star, Calhoun said. The one-mile race for Texas-breds, which the horse has won twice before, is to be run July 6. Calhoun will be looking for a race before then for Coyote Legend, who picked up his 17th career win in the allowance April 27. Coyote Legend races for his breeder, Clarence Scharbauer Jr.