Red Oak Stable's Foreverness snapped a nine-race losing streak when he rallied off a ground-saving trip to win the $109,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Aqueduct in New York's first graded turf stakes race of 2006.
- Chestnut Gelding
- Born 1999
With forecasts calling for a strong chance of thunderstorms Saturday, five of the 11 horses entered for the $100,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) – the first scheduled turf stakes event of the season at Aqueduct – are present for the main track only.
Golden Commander swung to the outside for room in the upper stretch and closed steadily in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $114,700 West Point Handicap for New York breds on turf at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday.
Quantum Merit went to the lead from the beginning and held off second-place Foreverness by a nose to win the $114,300 Kingston for New York breds on the Belmont Park turf Sunday.
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Though jockey Jerry Bailey lost the riding battle at Saratoga this summer, he was a very big winner nonetheless. You could say he won the war.
Foreverness, a 3-year-old winning son of Island Whirl, brought the top price of $102,000 Tuesday during the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age.
|Trainer||Gregory D. Sacco|
|Owner||Red Oak Stable|
|Breeder||Harbor View Farm|
|Foreverness View Five-Cross Pedigree||Island Whirl||Pago Pago|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||John Williams, agent||($24,000)|
|Racing or stallion prospect||John J. Brunetti||Eisaman Equine, agent for Harbor View Farm||$102,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.