Ed Wachtel was a successful New York owner/breeder whose runners included New York-bred Horse of the Year Claramount.
Stalwart Member, a two-time New York-bred winner of the Sports Page Handicap (gr. II) and earner of $783,807, will be retired to the Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation, where he will be the founding member of the new retirement organization.
Edwin Wachtel's Claramount, 1988 New York bred Horse of the Year, died of a ruptured aorta on Feb. 17 at James Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, where he had stood since entering stud in 1990. He was 19 years old.
All-time New York-bred money-winner Say Florida Sandy meets old foe Impeachthepro in Friday's fall opener at Belmont Park, the $75,000 General Douglas MacArthur Handicap at seven furlongs.
elmont Park's New York Showcase Fall Festival kicks into gear this weekend with seven stakes featuring horses foaled in the Empire State. The richest contest unfolds Sunday with the running of the $250,000 Empire Classic featuring a field of 10. The wide open nine-furlong contest includes Brave One, coming off a score in the Ashley T. Cole Stakes Sept. 22.
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