Three winners of the Eclipse Award for the best steeplechase horse in the land will square off in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday.
Demonstrative, a gelded son of Elusive Quality, rallied late and held off fast-closing Parker's Project for a one-length triumph in the Lonesome Glory Handicap at Belmont Park Sept. 18.
Trained by Richard Valentine, the victory marked the second time Demonstrative has won the New York Turf Writers as the 7-year-old Elusive Quality gelding also took the 2012 edition of the race.
The 5-year-old gelding, ridden by Ross Geraghty, won the 2 1/8-mile steeplechase in 4:04.2. Fog Island was 1 1/2 lengths back in second, while Forgotten Man was an additional 5 3/4-lengths back in third.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alajmal||Janet E. Elliot||
|Barnstorming||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Black Quartz (FR)||William Dowling||
|Cat Feathers||Kate Dalton||
|Extraextraordinary||Paul Douglas Fout||
|Powerofone||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Private Equity (FR)||Richard L. Valentine||
|Sacred Soul||Cyril Murphy||
|Sulwaan (IRE)||James M. Day||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|Gold Cup S.||DED|
|Fiesta Mile S.||RET|
|Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame S.||RET|
|New Mexico Classic Cup Distaff Sprint Championship S.||ZIA|