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American Bend

The American bend was created in 1988, the idea taken from the American Style bend at Manton. Mark rode Dual European Mile Champion Warning on this bend before he ran in the Breeders Cup Mile. Horses can gallop either way around the bend and the gradient teaches them to turn at speed and change onto the correct leg. In recent years, it has been instrumental in providing me with my Chester Cup win with Bangalore and training Indian Lodge for when he ran in the Breeders Cup Mile at Churchill Downs.