When a hole opened up in the stretch, Big Blue Kitten shot through to win the $150,000 Fort Marcy Stakes (gr. IIIT) May 2 at Belmont Park.
Middleburg will be making his stakes debut in the Miami Mile, having won his last two starts including a three-quarters of a length score in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park on March 29.
Steeplechaser Crompton "Tommy" Smith has died, as reported by Kentucky horseman Stanley Petter Jr. The Virginia-bred trained and rode Jay Trump to victory in the 1965 Grand National Steeplechase at Aintree in England.
Alice duPont Mills, a longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder as well as a lifelong philanthropist, died March 13 after a brief illness. She was 83.
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