Heavily favored Awesome Maria battled Absinthe Minded down the long Belmont Park homestretch to prevail by a head in a thrilling finish to the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) May 21.
- Chestnut Filly
- Born 2007
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Owner||Wertheimer and Frere|
|Breeder||W. S. Farish & Kilroy Thoroughbred Partnership|
|Happy Week View Five-Cross Pedigree||Distorted Humor||Forty Niner|
|Lassie's Legacy||Deputy Minister|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Wertheimer & Frere||Lane's End, agent||$600,000|
Awesome Maria, dominating winner of two graded stakes this year, is the clear standout in a small field entered in the $150,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park May 21.
Bettors should have a bonanza with Gulfstream Park's $100,000 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT) Jan. 9 after 14 older fillies and mares were entered for the 1 1/16-mile turf event.