Verrazano paddock shot

First North American Winner for Verrazano

Verrazano posted his first winner in North America at the weekend with stylish victory at Gulfstream for Stirling Drive (2c Verrazano x La Presidenta, by Candy Stripes).

Trained by Milton Wolfson, Stirling Drive improved sharply on his unplaced debut last month when switched to turf and stepped up to 7½ furlongs. He sat off the leaders and hit the front turning for home before coasting home to win by a length and three-quarters.

A $75,000 purchase from the OBS April 2YO Sale, Stirling Drive is the first winner for Grade II winner La Presidenta.