Friday, July 26, 2013
Richard's Kid wins at Del Mar, ends year streak
DEL MAR, Calif. -- Eight-year-old Richard's Kid rallied past favorite Sky Kingdom to win the $100,000 Cougar II Handicap by a half-length Friday at Del Mar, ending a winless streak dating to the same race last year.
Ridden by Joseph Talamo for trainer Doug O'Neill, Richard Kid sat sixth in the field of seven early, moved to third on the final turn and passed pacesetter Blueskiesnrainbows and Sky Kingdom in the final yards, covering 1½ miles in 2:30.93.
It had been 10 races since Richard's Kid's last victory in the 2012 Cougar II Handicap. The horse has 12 victories in 46 starts, including the $1 million Pacific Classic in 2009 and 2010, and has earned $2.4 million.
He paid $10.80, $3.60 and $3. Sky Kingdom returned $2.80 and $2.40, and Blueskiesandrainbows paid $4.60 to show.