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Monday, August 20 2012


Patience Pays Off for Trainers Duco and Gold


MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (August 19, 2012) – When trainers Luis Duco and Stanley Gold were given the opportunity to run their respective 3-year-olds Empire Builder and Awesome Belle on turf in the Naked Greed and the Crystal Rail Stakes Saturday, it ended a several month odyssey in which Duco had been repeatedly trying to get Empire Builder on the turf and Gold had been continually wanting to run Awesome Belle over the green.

“It felt good,” Duco said of finally getting a chance to run Empire Builder, the two-length winner of the Naked Greed, on grass. “I always thought he was going to be twice as good on turf.”





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