Family connections and the power of pedigree fueled particularly sweet victories for the connections of City Man and Giacosa, winners of the turf events for older horses on New York-bred Showcase Day at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 27.
The owners of both winners also raced their sires, millionaires whose bloodlines are infusing the New York program with speed and stamina.
The $150,000 West Point presented by Trustco Bank went to City Man, owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Peter Searles, and Patty Searles. City Man is a son of Mucho Macho Man, campaigned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Stronach Stables to a $5.6 million career, including a win in the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Turning in one of the most stirring performances on the day, Giacosa closed from last to win the $150,000 Yaddo States for trainer James Bond, who bred the filly as Song Hill Thoroughbreds; she is owned by the family’s Bond Racing Stable.
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