Suns Out Guns Out Wins -- Stable Firing at 31%
It was an overcast Tuesday evening in Shelbyville, Indiana until the sun came out, Suns Out Guns Out. SOGO was the 29th winner of 2013 for the stable, which is firing at an amazing 31% this year, the highest winning rate in our company’s history.
Off as the favorite in the field of seven allowance horses, our 4-year-old son of Empire Maker chased the based from the three path before garnering the lead at the three-sixteenths pole and finishing gamely to prevail by three quarters of a length under Jesus Castanon.
You’re probably wondering why in the world the jockey is wearing a pink cap, and not the customary black cap worn by most West Point runners. At Indiana Downs, the jockeys’ caps much match their saddle towels, the caps don’t match the silks. The six horse wears pink.
“I’m so happy to see this horse break through this condition,” said Eclipse award winning trainer Dale Romans. “He’s run too hard the past few months and been very unlucky. Jesus (Castanon) rode him very well today. They didn’t go very fast early and he put him in the race, his experience shined through.”
Suns Out Guns Out earned $20,701 for his second career victory. Look for him to run back in a few weeks, most likely at Churchill Downs.