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Drawing Away Stable and Jacobson Duo on Fire in New York

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Photo: NYRA / Adam Coglianese
Maybe I’m just biased since Strapping Groom kept me alive in the head-to-head handicapping tournament I’m participating in, but there’s something to be said about the dynamic pairing of Drawing Away Stables and trainer David Jacobson. Of course, these days I’m not the only one singing the praises of DAS and Jacobson. If social media is any indication, and we all know it is, then this particular betting angle is getting more and more attention. Just ask Ryan, Susan, and Darlene, who all played the same angle and handily scored some major points.
Not all the attention Jacobson has been getting has been positive. Within the last month, the New York State Gaming Commission and the New York Racing Association teamed up to place David Jacobson’s barn under 24-hour surveillance and blood tests were taken for all the horses he had stabled at Aqueduct. With the unfortunate slew of drug violations that have been prevalent and squarely in the spotlight recently, any hot streak is being viewed suspiciously, with or without just cause. For Jacobson, who has not had any medication violations listed in the NYSGC’s database that goes back to 2007, his recent success has everything to do with smart claims and good training and nothing to do with drug violations.
Today, Drawing Away Stables and David Jacobson sent out three starters, all recent claims. Yo Blue kicked things off with a strong 2nd place finish in the 3rd race at Belmont despite getting bumped in the stretch drive. Today’s race was the 2nd in the orange and blue colors of DAS for the 3-year old gelded son of Johannesburg; last out he gave a gutsy wire-to-wire performance to just outlast the second place finisher by a neck. Delightful Dawn and Strapping Groom both turned in first out wins off the claim for Jacobson and DAS in back-to-back races toward the end of today's card at Belmont. With David Cohen in the irons, Delightful Dawn took the 7th race by a neck, swinging out wide for the stretch drive and having a clear advantage before digging in to keep the win at the wire. One race later, Strapping Groom shot to the front and led the field all the way around in the Lion Cavern Stakes, increasing his advantage in the stretch to hit the wire a winner by 3 ½ lengths.
So far this year, Drawing Away Stables and David Jacobson (as owners) have teamed up to win 34 races from 139 starts, and have an additional 29 second place finishes and 28 third place finishes. With the mighty Saginaw racking up wins right and left and a team of savvy horsemen calling the shots, racing officials across New York might as well go ahead and set up chairs in the winners circles reserved specifically for the DAS team because they are going to be spending an awful lot of time there if their recent hot streak holds. 


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Older Comments about Drawing Away Stable and Jacobson Duo on Fire in New York...

how about maybe the guy just knows what he is doing
I'm a huge fan of Ea, shores. Hebert Hall is another one of theirs to watch.
Amazing people with amazing horses. I wish only the best for them. My favoites of theirs are Saginaw, Ea, and Schoolyard Dreams
james, there is nothing shady going on. If there had been drugs or anything like that, NYRA would have found something when they tested all of Jacobson's horses and put his barn under 24/7 surveillance. And you can bet your bottom dollar that if they had found something, it would have been plastered all over the news.
I think it was Hollywood27 on here that is a member of Drawing Away, nice to see success for more of a working class crowd with troopers like Saginaw
DAS a Winner!
Couldn't happen to a better group of people. DAS it!
Dutrow was a great guy too....Ihope they are on a hot streak but it sounds way to good
They're on fire, and even better, they're a great group of guys!

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