(Photo by Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club)
Seventy-three years ago, United States amphibious forces landed at Inchon, reversing the course of the Korean War. This afternoon, INCHON landed in the Laurel Park winner’s circle for his maiden-breaking victory.
The 2-year-old bay colt was making his fourth career start for breeder/owners Alpha Delta Stables, LLC. Going 1 1/16 miles on the turf under Kevin Gomez, he settled behind the two front runners into the first turn and down the backstretch. The pair made their move approaching the final turn, reaching the front at the 5/16 pole. Clearing the field, they were chased by two rivals but proved much the best, getting to the wire three lengths in front.
(And here’s an interesting – and purely coincidental! – factoid: this morning, stablemate American War Hero was entered for a race at Laurel on Thursday. A bit of an appropriate theme today.)
Inchon is by Street Sense out of the War Front mare Bloody Point, a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winning millionaire Vekoma. Their dam, Mona De Momma, was also a grade 1 winner.
Congrats to Alpha Delta Stables, and thank you to Kevin Gomez for the winning ride!
(Photo by Jeff Snyder)