Dubyuhnell wins Remsen S. (G2) after thrilling stretch duel

Eaton Sales grad Dubyuhnell bested Arctic Arrogance to win the $250,000 Remsen S. (G2) over a sloppy Aqueduct racetrack on Dec. 3.

The 2-year-old colt, who had just broke his maiden on Oct. 2 in his most recent start before Saturday, battled most of the 1 1/8-mile trip with Arctic Arrogance. The latter set the pace as Dubyuhnell prompted him for six furlongs before moving up along side entering the stretch. The duo were side-by-side until inside the sixteenth pole, when Dubyuhnell inched clear to win by a half-length.

“This colt here I think is more of the Derby type of horse because he wants to get the distance,” said winning trainer Danny Gargan. “A mile and an eighth suits him and he came running at the end.”

The son of Good Magic is owned by West Paces Racing LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC, the latter also the colt’s breeder.

“We’ll take him down to Florida because of the weather and we won’t have to miss as much training. I’d love to win the Wood Memorial (G2), it’s one of my favorite races,” Gargan said of the colt’s immediate future plans.

Eaton consigned and sold Dubyuhnell on behalf of Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings at the 2021 Keeneland September sale, where he was purchased for $400,000 by Oracle Bloodstock, agent.

Out of the millionaire Wild Gams, Dubyuhnell is a half-brother to Cazadero, who himself was a graded winner at two.

With the victory, Dubyuhnell is 2-0-0 in three starts and has earned $196,050.