Long Island H. (G3T)

Race 8 at Aqueduct on November 12, 2011

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Turf
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 7:00 PM
  • 2:30.39
Payoffs
5   Hit It Rich $10.80 $5.50 $3.90
7   Mekong Melody (IRE) $3.90 $3.00
3   Musical Rain (IRE) $4.10
$2 Exacta (5-7) $36.80
$2 Trifecta (5-7-3) $176.50
$2 Superfecta (5-7-3-4) $536.00
Order of Finish
1

Hit It Rich

Smart Strike  – Cuando Puede

4YO Filly

$90,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Claude R. McGaughey III
  • B:Stuart S. Janney, III LLC
  • O:Stuart S. Janney, III
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 585 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Lord At War (ARG) , Chestnut, 1980.
2

Mekong Melody (IRE)

Cape Cross (IRE)  – Nini Princesse (IRE)

6YO Mare

$30,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:David C. Egan
  • O:David C. Egan
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Cape Cross (IRE) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 822 yearlings sold, median $68,316.
  • Broodmare Sire: Niniski , Bay, 1976.
  • Sale History: 2006 GOFORB, $44,415.
3

Musical Rain (IRE)

Val Royal (FR)  – Rainbow Melody (IRE)

4YO Filly

$15,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Miss A. Prendergast
  • O:Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Val Royal (FR) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1996. Lifetime: 104 yearlings sold, median $20,348.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rainbows for Life , Chestnut, 1988.
  • Sale History: 2008 TI08 , $2,742.
4

Hasay (GB)

Lomitas (GB)  – Saralea (FR)

4YO Filly

$7,500
  • J:Pablo Morales
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Team Valor
  • O:Team Valor International
5

Emerald Beech

Maria's Mon  – Beyond the Waves

5YO Mare

$4,500
  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Jonathan E. Sheppard
  • B:Augustin Stable
  • O:Augustin Stable
6

Akris Queen

Arch  – Catnip

3YO Filly

$1,000
  • J:Jacqueline A. Davis
  • T:John P. Terranova, II
  • B:Fiona Craig & Dermot Cantillon
  • O:Newtown Anner Stud
7

Unbridled Essence

Essence of Dubai  – Unbridled Waters

5YO Mare

$1,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Gregory D. Sacco
  • B:Red Oak Stable
  • O:Red Oak Stable (Brunetti)
8

Little Often Anni

Awad  – Unplain Jane

5YO Mare

$1,000
  • J:Michael J. Luzzi
  • T:Louis J. Cocelli, Jr.
  • B:John J. Gorey & Peter Giangiulio
  • O:Louis J. Cocelli, Jr.
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