On June 9 at Belmont Park, Cotton Blossom got the best of Dream Rush in the Acorn Stakes (gr. I), outdueling her in the stretch to win by a hard-fought length. One would think the advantage goes to Cotton Blossom again in the Aug. 4 rematch at Saratoga in the $250,000 Darley Test Stakes (gr. I), but upon further examination, that is not necessarily the case.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2004
Jockey Ramon Dominguez scored the 3,000th victory of his relatively young career when he rode Astor Park to win the fifth race at Delaware Park on May 9.
|Trainer||Todd M. Beattie|
|Owner||Team Valor International & Gary Barber|
|Astor Park View Five-Cross Pedigree||Ecton Park||Forty Niner|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Mardy Bloodstock||Clarkland Farm||$22,000|
|Yearling||Bryan Rice||Blandford Stud, agent||$7,500|
|Broodmare||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($140,000)|
|Broodmare||Team Valor International||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$20,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.