College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Animal & Avian Sciences

University of Maryland Bred Go Lassie Go 2nd in first race

Go Lassie Go shown here as a yearling running through a field at the University of Maryland

In his first race ever, Go Lassie Go, place 2nd in the 2nd race at Belmont racecourse on May 3, 2018 after an extremely slow start left him trailing the field. The colt (Buffum-Daylight Lassie) was foaled at the the University of Maryland in 2015 to much fanfare from the students in the
Animal and Avian Science Department. Dr. Amy Burk remembers the colt being slow to start back then, "his hind legs were so long that the students had to help him stand for the first few hours until he learned how to get up on his own." It looks like he's doing it on his own now and we wish him and his connections all the best as he continues his racing career.

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