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Double Crown Wins Stakes Debut In Gulfstream’s Roar


Double Crown and jockey Cristian Torres give trainer Kathy Ritvo her second victory in the Roar Stakes. Photo Lauren King

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing's Double Crown took the lead in mid-stretch and withstood both a late run from Grade 2 winner Green Light Go and a jockey's objection to capture his stakes debut in Saturday's $75,000 Roar at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The 6 ½-furlong Roar for 3-year-olds was the first of three stakes worth $250,000 on the program, followed by the $75,000 Powder Break for fillies and mares 3 and up and the $100,000 Musical Romance for Florida-bred females 3 and older sprinting seven furlongs. Bred in Maryland and purchased by Dean and Patti Reeves following his debut victory last fall at Laurel Park, Double Crown ($7.60) completed the distance in 1:16.57 over a fast main track. It was just the third career start for the Bourbon Courage gelding, returning from a 231-day layoff to be second against older horses April 26 at Gulfstream.


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