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Nugent-Hopkins' horse Infinite Patience finishes third at Fury Stakes

Race was filly's first of 2020 after five straight wins in 2019

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins' horse Infinite Patience had a perfect rookie season and started her sophomore campaign off with a bang.

The Edmonton Oilers forward's horse came in third place, a length behind race winner Curlin's Voyage, at the prestigious Fury Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack on Sunday.

Nugent-Hopkins has owned horses since his rookie season in the NHL, 2011-12, and partnered with trainer William DeCourcy on Infinite Patience. The 3-year-old finished first in each of her first five races and was named British Columbia Horse of the Year in 2019. 

"She's very impressive, and last year was so great," Nugent-Hopkins said of the horse to "I'm pretty lucky to have partnered with her breeder. It's been really fun."

The Fury Stakes was Infinite Presence's first race of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was initially scheduled for May 2 but was pushed back due to coronavirus. 

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