Classic Rock Rolls to Win in Gulfstream Park Sprint
The Maclean's Music colt landed his second stakes score and first graded win.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Classic Rock, returning to stakes company in his seasonal debut off a career-best effort, split horses at the top of the stretch and pulled away to a three-length victory in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint (G3) March 3 at Gulfstream Park.
The 40th running of the 6 1/2-furlong event for 4-year-olds and up marked the second career stakes win and first in three tries against graded competition for Classic Rock ($13.20), and the first graded-stakes victory for trainer Kathy Ritvo since Mucho Macho Man won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). The winning time was 1:18.32 over a fast main track.
"He ran a great race. (Jockey) Luis (Saez) rode a perfect race," Ritvo said. "The horse was ready today. He needed some time after his last race because he had run such a big race. Mr. and Mrs. Reeves gave him the time he needed. They're perfect owners. He appreciated it."