Saratoga is always a showcase for 2-year-olds and OBS graduates are off to a strong start at the 2019 meeting.
Gold Square LLC’s My Italian Rabbi is two for two and a stakes winner after chasing fellow OBS graduate Fierce Lady (March ’19) from the start of Thursday’s $100,000 Stillwater Stakes at Saratoga, battling her down the stretch and beating her by a nose in the last jump. The 2-year-old daughter of Competitive Edge, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, has earned $89,100 to date. She was purchased for $60,000 out of the Summerfield consignment at the 2018 OBS Winter Mixed Sale.
An hour later, Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles and Patty Searles’ City Man came from off the pace, swung wide for the drive, took over in deep stretch and drew away late to take a $78,000 Maiden Special Weight test by three lengths. It was the first start for the 2-year-old colt by Mucho Macho Man, who turned in an Under Tack eighth in :10 1/5 before he was sold to Reeves Thoroughbreds for $185,000 by Off the Hook LLC, Agent, at the 2019 April Sale. Trained by Christophe Clement, the win was worth $42,900.
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