Speightstown's Weekend Hideaway repeats in John Morrissey S.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
Millionaire Weekend Hideaway added to his stellar resume on June 26 when the 8-year-old son of Speightstown won Saratoga's $100,000 John Morrissey S. for the second time in his career.

Weekend Hideaway has now nine stakes wins and another nine stakes placings and has earned $1,134,212. He is owned by Red and Black Stable and trained by Phil Serpe.

With regular rider Luis Saez in the irons, Weekend Hideaway emerged with the lead in the first furlong. Setting a blistering pace of :43.93 for the half-mile, Weekend Hideaway put away Gold for the King at the top of the stretch, then refused to yield to Eye Luv Lulu and Celtic Chaos, who both mounted late charges and nearly dead-heated for second, a length and a quarter behind the winner. 

"He loved the mud. I loved the way he ran today," Saez said. "When we broke and I saw the speed was not that hot, I let him go and he was energetic. He ran hard in the stretch.” 

"I was worried the track was drying out a little bit too much, because that sun's been beating on it and its gone from pretty sloppy to muddy, so it was worrying me a little bit," Serpe added. "Look, he's a great horse. He does this stuff on his own and we're just happy to be along with him." 

Red and Black purchased Weekend Hideaway as a yearling in 2011 from his breeder's Flying Zee Stable dispersal sale. 

Speightstown's runners have won nearly 100 races and more than $5.6 million to date this year. He has five North American graded stakes winners and nine stakes horses overall this year.
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