Four times a runner-up in stakes races this season, including a second-place finish to Palace in the Forego (gr. I), Big Business will try to secure the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap Oct. 18.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2008
Antonio Miuccio's Palace dazzled in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30, diving to the rail and drawing off to finish the seven-furlong test in 1:21.95.
Belmont Sprint (gr. III) stakes winner Clearly Now takes on nine opponents as he attempts to duplicate his Herculean performance in the $500,000 Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.
The 7-5 odds on Captain Serious in the $125,000 Mike Lee Stakes turned out to be a gift on New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park May 31, when the undefeated son of Successful Appeal trounced his rivals while geared down.
A field of nine, including the 3-year-old filly Haldane, will contest the 1 1/8-mile event in which 5-year-old Lunar Victory is the 8-5 favorite to pick up his fifth win in six 2012 starts for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott.
|Jockey||Cornelio H. Velasquez|
|Breeder||Henthorn Racing, Inc.|
|Big Business View Five-Cross Pedigree||Eddington||Unbridled|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Classic Bloodstock, agent||($27,000)|
|Two-year-old||Dr. Mikel C. Harrington, agent||Classic Bloodstock, agent||$115,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
|Ocho Ocho Ocho|
|Take Charge Brandi|
|Aigue Marine (GB)|