Albaugh Family Stables and Donegal Racing's Awesome Road vied for the early command through swift opening fractions before outdueling a stubborn rival down the lane. He surged to the wire a convincing 2 3/4-length winner in a sharp 1:10.80 for the six furlongs. Trained by Brad Cox, the Quality Road colt earned one of the highest Equibase Speed Figures of any 2-year-old to win over the weekend with a 93.
Donegal Racing claimed their first ever victory in Ireland on June 5th. Stable member, Hotrocket, won a seven furlong handicap at Gowran Park Racecourse. The result wasn't in doubt as the 9/4 favourite readily moved two and a half lengths clear by the winning post. This was a longtime goal of the partnership to expand into Ireland and we are excited for Hotrocket to make his next start at either Ascot or Curragh.