Champion Northern Spur and stakes winner Yankee Mon will stand at Michael Lischin's Dutchess Views Farm/Metropolitan Stud near Pine Plains, N.Y.
- Chestnut Horse
- Born 2001
|Trainer||Nicholas P. Zito|
|Jockey||Kent J. Desormeaux|
|Owner||Windmill Manor Farm|
|Yankee Mon View Five-Cross Pedigree||Maria's Mon||Wavering Monarch|
|Sodeo Sodeo||Seattle Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kathleen Schonefeld||Summerfield, agent||$395,000|
Hardwicke Stable's Spite the Devil wore down Organizer inside the final furlong to win the $250,000 Empire Classic Handicap for New York breds Saturday for the second year in a row at Belmont Park.
Spite the Devil and West Virginia, the first two finishers in last year's Empire Classic at Belmont Park, return for Saturday's renewal of the $250,000 race, the centerpiece of the $1 million New York Showcase Day for state breds.
Keep the Faith, a 5-year-old horse from Australia, set a North American record and shattered the Widener Turf Course record by winning the 6-furlong seventh race in 1:06.82 on closing day of the Belmont Park spring meeting Sunday.
Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide will rejoin the New York-bred ranks Sunday when he makes his 5-year-old debut in the featured $75,000-added Kings Point Handicap at nine furlongs, the final day of the Aqueduct meeting.
|V. E. Day|