A trio of Virginia-bred horses pocketed their first lifetime victories on back-to-back-to-back days this past weekend at different tracks on both coasts. Louise’s Legacy, Power Generation and Popsracer all prevailed in maiden company respectively at Laurel, Parx and Los Alamitos.
Louis’s Legacy scored a dominant 4 1/2 length win over Rose Essence in a $40,000 maiden special weight clash Sunday at Laurel Park. The 4 year old daughter of Medalist took control at the quarter mark and never looked back, finishing the 5 1/2 furlong sprint in 1:05.76. She started her career with back to back seconds in fall, 2014 and reached the winner’s circle for the first time in six starts Sunday. Louise’s Legacy, who was bred by Louise McLean, is out of Sweetgeorgiabrown by Mazel Trick. Photo is courtesy of Jim McCue.
Power Generation, a 4 year old Pulpit gelding, earned his first win in a dozen career outs in an $18,000 maiden claiming sprint Saturday at Parx. Facing eight others at the six furlong distance, the winner started slowly from the gate, moved out and fell back a bit in the turn, then split three frontrunners early in the stretch en route to a two length triumph over Awesome Bond in 1:15.02. Bred by the Estate of Edward P. Evans, Power Generation has picked up his game of late with three runner-up finishes and a win in his last five starts. Owned by the L Stable, he is out of Spritely by Touch Gold.
Popsracer, whose five starts have all been on the west coast, beat eight others Friday in a one mile, maiden claiming contest at Los Alamitos. Bred by Blue Lotus Breeding & Racing, LLC and trained by David Hofmans, the 3 year old Scat Daddy gelding came from way behind to score a 2 1/2 length win over Travel Bound. The upset victor sat last through the half, moved to sixth at three-quarters then went four wide in the turn to rally. He crossed in 1:38.32 and paid $32.80 for a $2 win bet. Popsracer, out of the Lemon Drop Kid mare, Sugar Plum Girl, was ridden by Martin Garcia.