Career best nets Leonard’s Legacy a Preferred win at RosecroftMarch 17, 2023,
Ft. Washington, MD — Trae Porter and Leonard’s Legacy had poor drawing luck two weeks in a row which prevented him from being a factor at Rosecroft’s $17,500 top open level.
Thursday night (March 16), the 6-year-old son of Tobago Cays finally drew inside the razor sharp Island Of The Sea, and sprinted to a 1:50.2 win for breeder-owner Leonard Hubbard and trainer Basil Sapienza.
Leaving from post six, Porter twice claimed the lead before the three-eighths mark and would not relinquish it the rest of the way. Island Of the Sea, who had won the previous two Preferred Handicaps, suffered amidst severe traffic from bad cover and was never a factor.
Leonard’s Legacy posts a 10-4-1-0 ledger in 2023 and is closing in on $250,000 in career money with 18 wins in 87 career starts.
Driver John Wagner won three times, taking the $12,500 Open 2 with Cousin Brucie in a 7-1 upset. It keyed a Jackpot Hi-5 winning ticket of $32,212.10 for the single winner. It was one of two wins for trainer Thomas Lord on the night.
Russell Foster picked up an Open I category win with Techtopia Hanover, a horse trained by his wife Megan and co-owned with Arty Foster III.
Jonathan Roberts drove two winners and trainer John Hollingsworth posted two wins.