Margaux Moment of the Month: Lex Vegas Makes Eye Catching Debut

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 

Jason Sciortino and Susan Hill’s, Lex Vegas, caught the eyes of many when he scored a nearly four length victory in his debut on Jan. 18 at Gulfstream Park. 

After failing to meet his reserve at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, owner and co-breeder Jason Sciortino made the decision to race his horse. In partnership with Susan Hill, Lex Vegas was taken to Margaux Farm to winter in preparation for his two-year-old campaign.   

“He was always a very sensible horse from day one, and handled everything professionally,” noted Margaux Farm trainer, Dermot Littlefield. “He was a strong colt with a lot of presence.”  

After wintering at Margaux, Lex Vegas shipped to Brian Lynch at Keeneland, and later experienced a small setback due to sore shins. The son of Street Boss was sent back to Margaux Farm for an additional ninety days, with the intent of shipping to Brian in Florida for Gulfstream’s winter meet.   

“When he (Lex Vegas) first went to the track, he showed signs of immaturity,” quoted Littlefield. “We knew that once he matured into his frame he was going to be a nice horse. He looked like an exciting prospect when he shipped back to Brian in Florida.” 

With an impressive win under his belt, the three-year-old colt looks to have an exciting year ahead.