Confucius Say beat Coolmars by 4 1/2 lengths in Saturday's $250,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic at Charles Town Races. Confucius Say, a 3-year-old gelding by Eastover Court, covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:51 3/5, barely missing the race record of 1:50 set by A Huevo in 1999. Confucius Say paid $3, $2.20, and $2.20. Defending champion Coolmars returned $3, $2.20. Rebellious Dreamer paid $2.20 to show. The winner has won or placed in 13 of 14 career starts and has seven wins to his credit. Trained by George G. Yetsook for owners O'Sullivan Farms and Ruth C. Funkhouser, Confucius Say has earned $281,357 He was bred in West Virginia by O'Sullivan Farms.In July, Confucius Say was third In the Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs.
Eastern Delite collared 3-10 choice Confucius Say in upper stretch and drew away to a four-length victory in the $450,000 West Virginia Breeders’ Classic Stakes for state breds on the night of Oct. 20 at Charles Town Races.