Trainer Todd Pletcher's Donn Day celebration began early, as he picked up his 3000th win, when Spring Hill Farm won the 3rd race at Gulfstream.
Photo: Adam Coglianese
Pletcher's good fortune continued with a victory by his trainee Thunder Moccasin in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II).
Thunder Moccasin left the others behind, taking the Hutcheson by 6 3/4 lengths.
Thunder Moccasin is scheduled to make his next start in the Swale (gr. III) on March 10.
The Suwannee River (gr. IIIT) came down to a battle of the grays,
with Snow Top Mountain outfinishing Hit It Rich for a half-length win under Jose Lezcano.
Snow Top Mountain has now earned $427,393 in her career.
Get Stormy was a popular front-running winner of the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. I).
The 6-year-old claimed his third grade I win, while increasing his earnings to $1,496,197.
The happy connections of Get Stormy, including Trainer Thomas Bush, Owner Mary Sullivan, and Jockey Ramon Dominguez.
Off in the Donn Handicap (gr. I)!
Mission Impazible came up the rail to grab the lead from Trickmeister (2nd from right) and Shackleford (3rd from right).
But coming on the outside was Hymn Book.
Photo: Adam Mooshian
These two finished together,
with Hymn Book getting his nose down in front.
The Donn Handicap winners: Hymn Book and John Velasquez.
Stuart Janney III and his homebred Hymn Book in the Winner's Circle after the Donn Handicap.
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