Dare To Dream Stable’s Golden Story invaded the city of Boston and Suffolk Downs for the second time in a month on September 3rd, and left there with his second consecutive victory in race #2! The 7 year old dark bay gelding by Medaglia D’Oro certainly proved he has taken a liking to the Boston sod, after easily dispatching his nine rivals in this 5 furlong turf dash. Breaking from the tricky rail draw, Jockey Edwin Gonzalez tried to make sure he got Golden Story away swiftly in order to secure a good position to avoid having to go wide and circle the field. While Golden Story did break a tad slow, Gonzalez did a fantastic job rushing Golden Story up the rail and into a decent position. He then waited patiently on the inside while staying close enough until room opened up on the inside. As they went through the turn, there was a clear opening and Gonzalez took advantage and slipped through to gain a clear path straightening for home. He then shifted Golden Story to the 2 path where he set dead aim on the leader Uncle Chato who had wrestled away the lead in upper stretch and opened up a one length lead. Golden Story, with all the momentum, was bearing down on the leader through the stretch and eventually wore down and easily powered by Uncle Chato to cross the wire by a widening 1 1/2 lengths. Golden Story now has back to back victories for the stable after a few tough-luck races to start his 7 yr old campaign earlier this Summer. In his 5 starts this year following a lengthy layoff, he has 2 wins, a second, and a third with earnings of $39,090.00. Golden Story will look for the hat trick when he invades Suffolk Downs again at the end of the month.
Congratulations to the partners on back to back wins from their wily veteran. Thanks to Team Stidham on a fantastic bit of training and getting Golden Story back to the top of his game at age seven. Finally, a congratulations to jockey Edwin Gonzalez who was wearing the Dare To Dream Stable Colors for the first time while giving Golden Story a superb ride!