A patient ride from jockey Juan Vargas and a grinding late run brought Potomac River to the winner's circle at the end of the 1 1/8-mile turf event Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, trainer Sergio Baez's first graded stakes score.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2009
|Trainer||Brian A. Lynch|
|Owner||Hill, Jim and Susan|
|Breeder||Hunter Valley Farm & S. Hillen|
|Grand Arch View Five-Cross Pedigree||Arch||Kris S.|
|Bacinella||El Gran Senor|
|Oriental Mystique (IRE)|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Indian Creek, agent||Hunter Valley Farm, agent||$80,000|
|Yearling||Jim & Susan Hill||Indian Creek, agent for Iroquois Bloodstock IV||$120,000|
The 7-year-old Selkirk gelding won his second Sky Classic Stakes in course record time, shaving more than two seconds off his final time in 2012.
Riding the River, winner of the the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) in a blanket finish one month ago, is the 5-2 morning-line choice to register a repeat victory in the $200,000 Nijinksy Stakes (Can-IIT) July 21 at Woodbine.