The New York Racing Association placed the Belmont Park barn of trainer Steve Kappes under quarantine May 27 following discovery of a suspected case of strangles.
Veteran Country Be Gold, winner of the Jan. 30 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III), has new owners but the same trainer, Steve Kappes, as he prepares for Saturday's $200,000 Excelsior Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at the New York track.
Guided through a hole along the inside by jockey Jose Espinoza, 8-year-old Country Be Gold halted a seven-race losing streak Sunday, holding off favored Aggadan for a three-quarters of a length victory in the $110,300 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) at odds of 22-1.
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