New York stallion Cosmonaut celebrated his first winner practically in his backyard when Marvin's Miracle posted a three-quarter-length victory in his second start Aug. 8 in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course (VIDEO) .
The 2-year-old colt, ridden by Javier Castellano, tracked the pace in third until moving up to second in the stretch and pulling ahead for the win in the 1 1/16-mile maiden special weight on turf.
Trained by Juan Coronel, the win was also a first for fledgling owner Bacon Barn.
Cosmonaut was bred in Kentucky by Patricia Pavlish. Upon his retirement the multiple graded stakes winner boasted a record of 8-8-3 from 36 starts and earnings of $1,397,723.
An 11-year-old son of Lemon Drop Kid , Cosmonaut is out of Cosmic Fire, a daughter of Capote.
Cosmonaut is a Highcliff Stallion standing at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. His fee for the 2013 breeding season was $5,000.