“He’s getting good at the right time and I just got lucky to get on him,” said Gregory, who used a three-wide move in the final turn to earn the victory over favourite Shaq Is Back. “I used him hard around the last turn and a lot of horses can do that, but he was very strong and beat a good horse.”
“This is more than a dream come true. I really didn’t expect this tonight,” said owner Wanda Polisseni of Purple Haze Stables. This was the second Sire Stakes champion for the owner, who won her first with trotting filly Shes So Savvy last year (who finished second in her three-year-old final this year).
Blacktuxwhitesocks, who is now done racing for the year, was bred by Valley High Stable.