Donn Handicap Day

There were some memorable performances on Donn Handicap Day at Gulfstream.

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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.

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Pletcher's good fortune continued with a victory by his trainee Thunder Moccasin in the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II).

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Thunder Moccasin left the others behind, taking the Hutcheson by 6 3/4 lengths.

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Thunder Moccasin is scheduled to make his next start in the Swale (gr. III) on March 10.

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The Suwannee River (gr. IIIT) came down to a battle of the grays,

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with Snow Top Mountain outfinishing Hit It Rich for a half-length win under Jose Lezcano.

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Snow Top Mountain has now earned $427,393 in her career.

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Get Stormy was a popular front-running winner of the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. I).

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The 6-year-old claimed his third grade I win, while increasing his earnings to $1,496,197.

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The happy connections of Get Stormy, including Trainer Thomas Bush, Owner Mary Sullivan, and Jockey Ramon Dominguez.

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Off in the Donn Handicap (gr. I)!

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Mission Impazible came up the rail to grab the lead from Trickmeister (2nd from right) and Shackleford (3rd from right).

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But coming on the outside was Hymn Book.

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These two finished together,

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with Hymn Book getting his nose down in front.

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The Donn Handicap winners: Hymn Book and John Velasquez.

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Stuart Janney III and his homebred Hymn Book in the Winner's Circle after the Donn Handicap.

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