Desert Blanc, winner of the June 9 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, suffered a tendon injury and has been retired.
Desert Blanc (GB)
- Bay Colt
- Born 2008
Making his second start in the U.S., Desert Blanc won a stretch duel with Papaw Bodie to win the Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT), the turf marathon on the June 9 Belmont Stakes card.
The trio of Boisterous, Desert Blanc, and Top Surprize--the respective top three finishers in the Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT)--figure to make things interesting again in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.
Boisterous made his return to New York a winning one, closing resolutely through the stretch for a one-length victory over Desert Blanc in the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park May 5.
Eight stakes winners are among the entrants for the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the grass May 5 at Belmont Park, with Boisterous the 5-2 morning line choice.
|Breeder||HARAS DU MEZERAY|
|Desert Blanc (GB) View Five-Cross Pedigree||Desert Style (IRE)||Green Desert|
|Lumiere Rouge (FR)||Indian Ridge (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.