New York-bred Palace, formerly a $20,000 claimer, earned his first grade I victory for owner Antonino Miuccio and trainer Linda Rice in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.
Happy My Way
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2010
|Trainer||Joseph F. Orseno|
|Owner||Mel Paikoff Stables and Sagamore Farm|
|Breeder||Mayo West Farm & Liam Benson|
|Happy My Way View Five-Cross Pedigree||Wilko||Awesome Again|
|Native Roots (IRE)|
|Holy Queen||Holy Bull|
|Yes My Queen|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Two-year-old||Hidden Brook Farm, agent||Mayo West Farm||$23,000|
An evenly-matched field of eight will face off in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Stakes (gr. I) on the Whitney undercard Aug. 2 at Saratoga, with seven of them already graded stakes winners.
Sagamore Farm and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way streaked wire to wire in the $150,000 Maryland Sprint Handicap presented by Jagermeister (gr. III) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course, securing his first graded stakes score.
Lemon Drop Dream and Action Andy are co-highweights at 115 pounds for the Maryland Sprint Handicap, with Lemon Drop Dream entering the race off a victory in the Count Fleet Sprint H. (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.