Red-hot Researcher took his jump into graded stakes company in stride by winning the $108,400 Queens County Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Dec. 13 for his fourth consecutive victory.
- Bay Horse
- Born 2003
|Trainer||Kiaran P. McLaughlin|
|Owner||Barry, James, J., Papandrea, Vincent|
|Breeder||Clarkland Farm & Mr. & Mrs. Lyn Burleson|
|Brilliant Son View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormin Fever||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||James J. Barry Jr.||Hidden Brook, agent||$120,000|
West Virginia shipper Researcher puts his three-race win streak on the line Dec. 13 at Aqueduct, as the 4-year-old gelding faces his stiffest test yet while battling three graded stakes winners in the $100,000-added Queens County Handicap (gr. III), a 1 3/16-mile trek on the inner track.
When Fox Hill Farms' Rick Porter acquired promising Argentine-bred Solar Flare last winter and sent him to trainer Larry Jones at Fair Grounds, there were high expectations. But as talented as the 4-year-old was, the son of Salt Lake arrived with issues to be worked out.