Caixa Eletronica: The Jan Brady of Horse Racing

Of all the Brady Bunch kids, no doubt Marcia Brady was the star.

Marcia was invited to all the dances. Marcia wore the grooviest clothes. Marcia was everyone’s favorite.

Meanwhile, Marcia’s younger sister Jan – the middle child – was left to toil in her shadow. She could only watch as her sister was lauded in the limelight.

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Stay Thirsty – Marcia Brady?

“Marcia, Marcia, Marcia,” Jan would say.

Caixa Eletronica, in essence, is the Jan Brady of horse racing.

The 7-year-old horse is older than his flashy stablemate, 4-year-old Stay Thirsty, but he’s been the understudy to the studly star since joining the Mike Repole lineup in 2011. Caixa Eletronica spent much of his younger days in claiming races at Calder before a breakout win in the 2011 Westchester Stakes, a Grade 3 at Belmont, put him on the radar. This year, he’s really come into his own with victories in the Charles Town Classic and the True North. Yet, he remains a second thought to the headline-grabbing Stay Thirsty.

Stay Thirsty boasts the classy pedigree. Stay Thirsty ran in the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup. Stay Thirsty is Mr. Repole’s favorite.

Stay Thirsty even has the electrifying name, conjuring up the image of the debonair “Dos Equis” man.

Caixa Eletronica means “cash machine” in Portuguese.

Stay Thirsty, Stay Thirsty, Stay Thirsty.

With the young poster colt staying in the barn awaiting another race, the Whitney offers Caixa Eletronica a chance to swipe the laurels from his spotlight-sponging stablemate. Will he succeed?

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