Double Crown Wins Stakes Debut In Gulfstream’s Roar
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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