Trainer George Handy, 92, saddled a pair of winners on Sunday's program at Gulfstream Park West, continuing a winning tradition that began nearly 70 years ago.
The veteran trainer, who saddled his first winner in 1946, visited the winner's circle with Kimchi's Strike ($5.40), who captured the fifth race by a half length, and Storm Warnings ($14.80), who earned a victory by a length in the seventh race. Both winners are owned by longtime client Barbara Ann McDonnell.
“It's been a long time since I've won two in one day. One time, I had five wins and a second,” said Handy, who has saddled more than 1,350 winners during his enduring career. “I used to win the Double years ago. I guess I'm getting a little old, so it was nice to win two. Maybe it was an amateur day.”
Kimchi's Strike and Storm Warnings make up the bulk of Handy's small Gulfstream Park-based stable.
“I have 2 ½ (horses). The half will ship out (soon), but I'll have the other two,” said Handy, who has no plans to retire from training. “But I'm open to suggestions.”
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