Hat Trick for Calabrese, Canani & Rocco Jr. on Sunday Program
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Horses owned by Frank Calabrese, trained by Nick Canani and ridden by Joe Rocco Jr. swept the first three races Sunday at Gulfstream Park.
The afternoon started for the trio with Twin Cities drawing off to win the first race by 10 lengths in the one mile, $10,000 claiming event. Centrique won a maiden $25,000 claiming event in the second while the 6-year-old gelding Coach Gravy won the third at a mile on the turf.
“It wouldn’t happen if not for Frank (Calabrese) and having owners like him in the business,” Canani said. “As dedicated as he is, it’s even hard for him to get it done, and he has 80 something horses. So it’s very special, and to do it on a Sunday at Gulfstream makes you feel good for all the hard work you put in.”
Calabrese is Gulfstream’s leading owner in victories with 21 wins. His horses have earned more than $500,000. He also had the most winners last year with 33.