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Dashing Debut for Majestic City at Hollywood Park (Video)

Hope springs eternal this time of year with two-year-olds hitting racetracks around the country. The debut of one such baby at Hollywood Park on Saturday left the connections with smiles on their faces and a pep in their step that is sure to last a while.

Majestic City broke beautifully from the inside post  No. 1 with a full field of nine others to his outside and cruised the four-and-a-half furlongs under David Flores without even taking a deep breath, stopping the clock just three ticks shy of the track record in 51.1. The winning margin of a length and a half could have been much bigger, as the strapping chestnut colt with a monstrous stride ran straight as an arrow under just mild hand urging.

Flores was so excited in the winner’s circle after the race that he offered to sleep with the colt in his stall.

The performance also marked the debut for the red, black and yellow silks of the newly-formed syndicate Majestic Racing Stables, founded by Mike Shustek and managed by Jeff Bloom. With the help of bloodstock consultant Nick Hines, the group has cherry picked the top talent at the best value from sales around the country.

A son of City Zip, Majestic City was purchased for $180,000 at the Ocala March Sale in Florida and now calls Peter Miller’s barn home. After earning an 86 Beyer speed figure, the next possible step is the $70,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes on June 12.

You can watch all the excitement from Majestic City’s debut performance below.

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Great looking juvenile. Thanks for the heads-up and awesome video, Marc!

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As a life long horse racing fan and handicapper, it’s an honor to be joining
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Since the early 1980’s when I visited Santa Anita with my grandfather as a young boy, the track has been in my blood. As soon as I turned 16, I was driving out to the track as much as possible, and with the advent of the self-service machines, was able to wager hassle free.
After graduating from UCLA in 2000, I began my career in sports media as a site manager for Athletesdirect.com and a couple of years later became the Media Relations Coordinator for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League.
In the past few years, I have moved my focus to covering the Sport of Kings and have worked in the early hours to better understand morning workouts and putting the pieces of the handicapping puzzle together.
I have also used my journalistic talents to produce video coverage of stakes races in Southern California, as well as interviews with jockeys, trainers, owners and more. I look forward to providing their in-depth insight to you.

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