Godolphin entrymates Romansh and Long River ran one-two, respectivley, in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack March 22.
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||Christopher P. DeCarlo|
|Breeder||B. P. Walden & Bluegrass Farm Partners|
|Percussion View Five-Cross Pedigree||Bluegrass Cat||Storm Cat|
|She's a Winner|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||B.T.A. Stable, agent||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent||$200,000|
|Yearling||Bluegrass Thoroughbred Services, agent||($190,000)|
|Racing prospect||Doug Cauthen, agent||WinStar Racing, agent||$65,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
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Long River and Romansh face five opponents in the 1 1/8-mile test for older horses at Aqueduct March 22.
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