Stronach Stables' favored Ginger Punch reeled in the pacesetter Teammate coming off the final turn and finished with authority to easily win the $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Saturday.
- Bay Mare
- Born 2001
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Dana G. Whitney|
|Owner||J. Kirk and Judy Robison|
|Breeder||McKee Stables Inc|
|Plaid View Five-Cross Pedigree||Deputy Commander||Deputy Minister|
|Anka Germania (IRE)|
|Sapphire Beads||Unreal Zeal|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Robert Scott Cash||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$55,000|
|Broodmare prospect||WinStar Farm||Three Chimneys Sales, agent||$250,000|
|Broodmare||Vision Sales 2008||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$200,000|
|Broodmare||Dixiana Farm||Paragon Farms, agent for Vision Sales||$250,000|
Completing a sweep of the weekend stakes for three-time Eclipse Award trainer Todd Pletcher, India won the Azeri Breeders' Cup (gr. III) by a diminishing head over Kettleoneup before a crowd of 20,533 on Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn Park.
Charles Miller's even-money favorite Prospective Saint, given a patient ride by Eddie Castro, proved best in the stretch to defeat her pace rival Maggie Slew by a half-length in the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Ellis Park Saturday.
Charles D. Miller's Prospective Saint, coming off a second-place finish in the Princess Rooney (gr. I) during Calder Race Course's "Summit of Speed" July 15, is the 119-pound top weight for Saturday's $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) at Ellis Park.