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Limited View once again demonstrated erratic behavior before and during the $100,000 Maryland Million Lassie, but the daughter of Freedom Child somehow overcame a horrendous start to prevail in the 6-furlong sprint for juvenile fillies at Laurel Park Oct. 21.

limited View winning 2017 Maryland Million LassieBred by Barbara G. Smith out of the Not For Love mare Loves to Glance, Limited View is the first stakes winner for her freshman sire, who stands at Country Life Farm in Bel Air. She was purchased for $5,200 at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Fall Yearling sale by her trainer John Salzman Jr., who co-owns her with Fred Wasserloos and George Greenwalt.

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