Sunday, April 27, 2014
I Got It All pulled away in the stretch for a 2 3/4-length $100,000 Land of Lincoln S. Saturday at Hawthorne to become Tiz Wonderful's third stakes winner this year. The Spendthrift stallion is one of only five Second-crop sires to have progeny earnings over $1 million.
I Got It All, who broke his maiden by 15 lengths in October, was making his stakes debut in the six furlong Land of Lincoln. Settled in third about a length off the lead for the first quarter mile, I Got It All swept wide around the leaders to take the top spot at the head of the long Hawthorne stretch, then drew away with authority to stop the timer in 1:11.36 on a fast track.
Trained by Tom Swearingen, who co-owns the bay sophomore with L. Denk, D. Carlile and R. Bockel, I Got It All had the winter off before coming back in an allowance race three weeks ago, where he finished second.
Tom Swearingen discussed the comeback effort and how it led into Saturday's stakes win. “We had a rough winter here (in Chicago), and we couldn’t get the things done that we need to get done. We knew we had to get a race into him. I thought I had him ready enough for that (allowance) race but evidently I didn’t have him ready enough. But, that was the tune up. He did all that was expected today.”
I Got It All was ridden by Emanuel Cosme. “He relaxed all the way around,” said Cosme. “When I asked him at the quarter pole, he really moved.”
The winner’s share of the purse was $49,148. I Got It All has now accumulated $74,170 in earnings.