McConnells Riding Wave With Aptly Named Prince Lucky

As John McConnell walked out to the track at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, March 30, following the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Mile, he looked almost stunned. Grabbing the shank from exercise rider Nick Bush, he walked homebred Prince Lucky in a circle, then headed towards the winner’s circle, where his father Daniel was waiting.

McConnell fils shouldn’t have been surprised. Prince Lucky had won two races in a row, including the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream in February, and went off the 1-5 favorite today. In nine lifetime starts, the Pennsylvania homebred had collected five wins and two thirds.

John’s father is the owner and breeder of record, but Prince Lucky is obviously a family affair.

John McConnell leads Prince Lucky into the winner’s circle

Continue reading at The Racing Biz

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s