One for the Roses: Samraat, Uncle Sigh
by Steve Haskin
Date Posted: 3/3/2014 2:05:29 PM
Last Updated: 3/8/2014 8:53:58 AM

Steve Haskin gives the compelling statistics of this dynamic duo that is shaping into a New York bred rivalry.

The battle of the New York-bred brawlers continued March 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Len Riggio's undefeated Samraat edging Uncle Sigh to secure a hard-earned victory in the $500,000 Gotham Stakes (gr. II) and 50 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

The rivals first met in the Feb. 1 Withers Stakes (gr. III), when Samraat emerged victorious by a length. They had company for their rematch, as pacesetter In Trouble stayed gamely with them in an exciting three-horse battle down the length of the Gotham stretch.

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