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Hold My Call wins at Belmont Park on 10/05/19 in race #2!

10/05/19 | Elmont, NY – Dare To Dream Stable’s 2 yr old NY bred colt Hold My Call left a field of 8 maiden sprinters in his dust in scoring the first win of his young career at Belmont Park. Hold My Call was coming off back to back 4th place finishes while flashing his early speed before tiring in the final furlong. This time with blinkers added for this sprint Hold My Call would have none of that. The stunning chestnut colt by Hold Me Back broke sharply, and jockey Luis Saez put Hold My Call right into the race from the get-go. Saez had Hold My Call sitting 2nd just off the pace while being confidently ridden. At the five-sixteenths marker, he took charge leaving that station and responded well when Saez asked the chestnut for his best. In the stretch, the race was over, and it was just a matter of how many lengths Hold My Call would win by. Deep down the lane, Saez was in cruise control, and hand rode Hold My Call to the wire winning by a comfortable 4 lengths over second-place finisher Blues City. With this victory, Hold My Call has earnings of $33,700 in his brief career.

Congratulations to the Dare To Dream Stable Partners on this excellent maiden victory. Kudos to trainer Robert Falcone Jr. and his entire team for a fabulous job getting Hold My Call ready for a peak performance. He made a nice equipment change adding blinkers for this race, and that was a key factor in getting the best effort out of the colt. Finally, to outstanding jockey Luis Saez who once again showed why he is regarded as one of the top jockeys in the country. When Saez gets a horse to the front, it usually game over, and that’s what happened on this day!

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She’s Not Bluffing wins at Belmont Park!

06/09/19 | Elmont, NY – Dare To Dream Stable’s She’s Not Bluffing finally put it all together and broke her maiden in dominant fashion winning by a geared down 5 1/4 lengths against her 6 overmatched rivals. She’s Not Bluffing was being wheeled back in just 7 days after trying the grass going long in which she had the lead but tired as the 1 1/16th distance just did not suit her. The bay daughter of Verrazano was getting back on dirt and sprinting which looked to be her preferred distance and surface. With jockey Luis Saez aboard, Bluffing broke alertly and assumed a forward position tracking the leaders but always close. Saez hitched up to the front runners as they approached the 3/8th’s pole, and then Bluffing poked her head in front as they turned for home. At that point, Saez just gave Bluffing a tap on the shoulder and it was time to say bye bye to the field. She’s Not Bluffing opened up with each and every stride and by the time they hit deep stretch it was a widening 5 length lead with Bluffing being geared down by Saez. They crossed the wire in a final time of 1:11.53 with the official winning margin of 5 1/4 lengths. Bluffing has now earned $28,855 in her brief 5 race career which also includes a 3rd place finish along with some tough luck trips in a few other races.

Congratulations to all our great Dare To Dream Stable partners on this well deserved victory. Kudos to Robert Falcone Jr. who won his first race for our stable since joining the team toward the end of last year. Robert has done a great job with both horses he’s currently training for Dare To Dream and we expect many more victory’s in the future. Finally to top jockey Luis Saez who rode Bluffing like he knew he was on the best horse. Luis showed why he is considered one of the top jockeys out east and when he’s piloting your horse it gives everybody confidence.

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FUN GUY Wins at Aqueduct!

Dare To Dream Stable’s New York Bred gelding, Fun Guy, took a bite out of the Big Apple in breaking his maiden by open lengths in a NY Bred Maiden 1 1/16 mile grass race at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 12, 2017 in race #8. Fun Guy was coming off a pretty good effort in his previous start against open company at Fair Grounds Racecourse in New Orleans last month and the connections were expecting him to build off that effort in this contest. The spunky mighty-mite did not disappoint! With jockey Eric Cancel reunited aboard Fun Guy, the bay son of US Ranger broke sharply and was immediately forwardly placed from his outside draw in the 8 hole. After the opening quarter mile that went an honest 23 flat, Fun Guy was tracking the leader just one length off that foe. Fun Guy was eager to go on, but Cancel did a fantastic job getting him to settle a bit while maintaining a great position 2-3 wide on the backside. At the half mile marker which went in 48.51, Fun Guy was sitting in 3rd but just 1 1/2 lengths off the leader Dorees Giant Neal. When they approached the 3/4 marker, Cancel decided it was time to go and surprised the field with a bold, aggressive move to quickly swallow up the leader & shake away from the rest of the field by several lengths. Fun Guy had opened up an insurmountable 5 length lead as he hit the top of the stretch and it was just a matter of keeping Fun Guy to task the rest of the way. He crossed the wire a comfortable 3 1/2 lengths ahead of his nearest rival.

Fun Guy took home $24,600.00, the winner’s share of the $41,000.00 purse and looks to build on this in his next start which will come at Belmont Park next month.

Congratulations to all of the Dare To Dream Stable Partners for this breakout race by Fun Guy. We’ve had a few bumps in the road before getting to this point, but our patience paid off which makes the victory even sweeter! Congratulations to trainer Tom Morley and his team who have done a fantastic job with our mighty little warrior! Thanks to jockey Eric Cancel who rode an incredible race and really outsmarted his fellow riders, giving them the slip with a bold masterful move before the 2nd turn.

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HOLD MY CALL – Aqueduct race #5

Dare To Dream Stable’s HOLD MY CALL runs at Aqueduct in race 5. Robert Falcone, Jr. trains and Reylu Gutierrez is the jockey.

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