‘A Real Gift’: Talented 2-Year-Old Damon’s Mound Will Get 60-Day Break – Horse Racing News

‘A Real Gift’: Talented 2-Year-Old Damon’s Mound Will Get 60-Day Break – Horse Racing News

|10.24.2022|6:37pm

Damon’s Mound (Girvin) and jockey Gabriel Saez win the Saratoga Special (Gr II) at Saratoga Racecourse 8/13/22. Trainer: Michelle Lovell. Owner: Cliff Love & Michele Love

Damon’s Mound, winner of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special this summer, will have a 60-day break before starting to train toward a sophomore campaign. Trainer Michelle Lovell told bloodhorse.com that the talented son of Girvin is still full of himself, but was being given time to “let him be a horse and grow up some.”

Making his first start on July 2 at Churchill Downs, Damon’s Mound stamped himself an exciting prospect with a 12 1/2-length victory. He returned in his next start to win the Saratoga Special by 3 1/4 lengths, but got caught up in a speed duel in the G3 Iroquois, his first start around two turns, and faded to finish sixth.

Among the options for Damon’s Mound in 2023 will be the Fair Grounds’ Road to the Kentucky Derby prep race series, Lovell said.

“He is a very exciting horse who gave us such a thrill at Saratoga this year; a real gift,” Lovell told bloodhorse.com. “We are looking forward to more next year.”

Read more at bloodhorse.com.

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