Updated on 09/15/2012 5:25PM

Parx: Stormy Lord repeats in spill-marred President's Cup

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Stormy Lord, under Jim McAleney, defends his title in the PTHA President's Cup.

Canadian shipper Stormy Lord snapped a six-race losing streak to capture the $250,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen Association President’s Cup at Parx Racing for the second straight year on Saturday.

The 5-year-old Stormy Lord ($8.60) had not won since taking the $116,000 Labeeb at his home track, Woodbine, last October. Much like he did in winning the 2011 President’s Cup, Stormy Lord sat a stalking trip in third through six furlongs in 1:1:14.97, made a big move to challenge for the lead approaching the final turn, and kicked clear to win by 2 3/4  lengths. He completed 1 1/8 miles over a turf course rated good in 1:53.00.

Ridden by Jim McAleney for owner David Willmot and trainer Ian Black, Stormy Lord is now 9 for 27 lifetime with earnings of $1,153,686.

The race was marred by a three-horse spill near the three-eighths pole. The chain-reaction incident was caused by runner-up Freud’s Honor, who was disqualified and placed last by the stewards after moving in slightly and clipping heels with Achilles Quest. When Achilles Quest went down, trailers E z Led and Yes Yes Ohyes struck the fallen horse and fell, too.

The riders of the three fallen horses – apprentice Adam Bowman, and journeymen J.D. Acosta and Edwin Rivera – sustained moderate injjries. Bowman sustained a concussion, Acosta separated a shoulder, and Rivera broke a collarbone. All three horses were  uninjured.

Under the revised order of finish, pacesetter Kara’s Orientation was placed second and Nibiru’s Return was moved up to third. Cantonic finished fifth as the 5-2 favorite.