Uncle T Seven delivers at Saratoga
The New York Stallion Stakes Series was created exclusively for horses that are New York sired and offers twelve stakes races for these horses to compete in. On Wednesday, 12 August 2009, the New York Stallion Cab Calloway Stakes was hosted by the Saratoga Racecourse, and had quite a surprise in store for spectators. Just as they thought the race was won, a horse by the name of Uncle T Seven delivered a breathtaking performance, to fight his way from last position to victory.
The New York Stallion Cab Calloway Stakes is a turf race that is run over a distance of one and one sixteenth miles, and is an event for three year old New York sired horses. The purse amount for this years’ event was $150 000 and attracted a wonderful group of horses, as well as some of the industry’s top jockeys and trainers. It seems as if trainer, John Morrison and jockey, Julien R Leparoux, had a set plan for Uncle T Seven, and it worked. Leparoux commented after the race: “That was the plan--save ground on the rail and wait”. Not wanting to ask too early for Uncle T Seven to respond, Leparoux waited until the very last, and his horse did not need to be asked twice as he turned on the power and began over taking his fellow competitors.
In the stretch, Uncle T Seven started to move his way up the field, slipped past The Plot Thickens and Scientist and opened up his victorious gap by just over two lengths. He was followed home by Livin Large (Trainer: Bruce Brown / Jockey: Jose Lezcano) in second place, Scientist (Trainer: William Phipps / Jockey: Kent J Desormeaux) in third and the rest of the field run home in the following order: Storm Hope, The Plot Thickens, Minnie Punt, Puregoodniss and Katskill Bay. The New York Stallion Cab Calloway Stakes victory has brought his total wins up to three, from eleven lifetime starts, of which it was his second victory off five starts this year. He is a horse that is definitely improving and a wonderful athlete to keep an eye on for the future.