Defending champion Saratoga Snacks takes on eight fellow New York-breds Oct. 18 in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap, the main feature on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
Highlighted by six stakes worth $1.15 million, nearly 100 New York-breds will compete on a special 11-race card for the inaugural "Saratoga Showcase Day" Aug. 24 at Saratoga.
West Point Thoroughbreds' Empire Dreams benefited from an outside post and clear trip July 12 to take the $161,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, while an incident at the start impacted more than half the field.
West Point Thoroughbreds' aptly named Empire Dreams looks to break through July 12 in the $150,000 New York Derby at Finger Lakes, coming off back-to-back seconds for trainer Tom Albertrani in restricted company.
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.
|Jockey||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|Owner||West Point Thoroughbreds|
|Breeder||Pegasus Dream Stable|
|Empire Dreams View Five-Cross Pedigree||Patriot Act||A.P. Indy|
|Ascended Dreams||Thunder Gulch|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||West Point Thoroughbreds||Crupi's New Castle Farm, agent||$35,000|