Richard the Great lives up to his name in Trinniberg H.
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Richard the Great was at his best in Saturday’s Trinniberg H. at Gulfstream Park, rolling to a 7 ½-length victory in a brilliant 1:21.06 for the seven furlongs. 

The victory was the first in a stakes for the son of Distorted Humor. The 5-year-old, who earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for the stellar effort, has raced just nine times, with four wins and a third and earnings of $116,805 for owner/breeder Arindel Farm.

Richard the Great broke on top and never looked back, opening up with a flourish at the top of the stretch and winning as easy as possible.

“I didn’t give [jockey Emisael Jaramillo] any instructions. I train; he rides,” trainer Stanley Gold said. “At first I wasn’t happy he was in front because I thought, ‘Oh, no. He isn’t going to finish.’ But he had a snug hold on him and took a hold of him. He let him go when they came at him. When he drew away from them I knew it was over.”

Distorted Humor, sire of more than 140 stakes winners lifetime, is still a highly sought-after sire at the auctions, with three yearlings bringing more than $300,000 at last week’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected sale.
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