Abraham goes long for maiden victory
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Making his second career start, and his first going two turns, Abraham, owned by WinStar Farm LLC and Twin Creeks Racing Stables LLC, scooted to a one-length victory going 1 1/8-miles Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

The 3-year-old colt by Distorted Humor is one of five Triple Crown nominees owned wholly or in partnership by WinStar. The quintet includes Delhomme, the third place finisher in the Grade 2 Remsen S. who is also co-owned by Twin Creeks.

Abraham, who was beaten just a nose in his 6 1/2-furlong debut a month ago at Gulfstream, proved up to the task when stretched out on Saturday. Sent off the 6-5 favorite over the sloppy going, Abraham battled closely with Squadron A until midway on the second turn, when Abraham began to edge clear. He came off the rail coming into the stretch to draw away by a couple of lengths, then held sway in the final furlong.

Twin Creeks was the winning bidder, at $300,000, when Abraham went through the Keeneland sales ring as a yearling in 2011. Bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Farm, Abraham is the second foal out of the El Prado (IRE) mare Tabarin. Her family includes top-class runners such as Miss Isella, winner of the Falls City H., Louisville Distaff S., and Fleur de Lis S., all Grade 2 races at Churchill Downs; Sir Cherokee, winner of the Arkansas Derby (G2) and Ack Ack H. (G3), and the three-time listed winner Guam Typhoon.
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