Our Rombauer came from off the pace to overtake Howboutthemcowboys and win the First State Dash for 2-year-olds by 1/2 length.
Loconotion took a surprisingly large lead in his maiden, covering the first 2 furlongs at a fast pace. Howbouttthemcowboys overtook him in the far turn, though, and seemed to have the race one.
Our Rombauer, however, came down the stretch and started whittling away at Howboutthemcowboys’ lead, eventually overtaking him at the sixteenth pole and going on to win by 1/2 length.
It was Our Rombauer’s first win in his first start, and it came in a stakes race.
Bronx Sandman finished third.