New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2007
Grade I winners The Big Beast and Private Zone will face off in the $400,000 Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Belmont Park.
Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad found her way back to the Belmont Park winner's circle Oct. 18, landing the $150,000 Iroquois on Empire Showcase Day for her fifth stakes score of the year.
Former $20,000 claimer faces the likes of Dads Caps, Salutos Amigos, Central Banker, Declan's Warrior, and Clearly Now in a seven-furlong sprint July 5 in New York.
|Jockey||Jose L. Ortiz|
|Owner||Albert Fried, Jr.|
|Breeder||Albert Fried, Jr.|
|Moonlight Song View Five-Cross Pedigree||Unbridled's Song||Unbridled|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||EATON SALES AGENT, agent||($900,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.