MANDELLA HOPES EASTWOOD MAKES HIS DAY
EASTWOOD DEBUTS FOR MANDELLA SATURDAY
Richard Mandella hasn’t had Eastwood long enough to know whether the seven-year-old full horse is named for the iconic Hollywood actor/director, but he does know this: the chestnut son of Speightstown has been working well for Saturday’s Grade III Los Angeles Stakes, a six furlong test for three-year-olds and up that will mark his first race in nearly two years.
"He came to me quite a while ago," Mandella said of Eastwood, who last ran on June 5, 2015 at Belmont Park, finishing fourth in the Grade II True North when trained by Todd Pletcher for Town and Country Racing, LLC. "We actually turned him out at a farm and then started over, so we've had him six months, maybe."