Richie’s Edge 25th winner for Competitive Edge
Competitive Edge’s Richie’s Edge (2g Competitive Edge x Mema, by Unbridled’s Song) provided his freshman sire with an important milestone on Thursday night when becoming his 25th winner.
Following what has become a trademark move for the Competitive Edge runners, Richie’s Edge broke well to take over the lead immediately out of the gate at Penn National. Sent off as the favorite by bettors, the only question in the five furlong dirt race turned into how far Richie’s Edge would win by as they entered the stretch. The answer was seven lengths as Carol Cedeno gave the gelding a hand ride to the wire for trainer Juan Vazquez.
Bred by Springland Farm, Richie’s Edge was purchased by racing owner Richie’s World Stables earlier this year and has finished in the top three twice in his four career races. The 2-year-old is a half-brother to Grade III-placed Moonster with their dam, Mema, a half-sister to Grade I winner Seattle Smooth. Mema had a Classic Empire filly earlier this year.
Competitive Edge has quickly proven to be one of the best sires of his generation with 25 winners and four stakes winners – the most of any freshman sire, tying him in both categories with stablemate and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.