Excelsior S. (G3)

Race 9 at Aqueduct on April 2, 2011

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:50.34
Payoffs
2   Inherit the Gold $4.80 $2.40 $2.10
5   Modern Cowboy $2.70 $2.10
1   Understatement $2.30
$2 Exacta (2-5) $11.60
$2 Trifecta (2-5-1) $21.40
Order of Finish
1

Inherit the Gold

Gold Token  – Melissa's Sunshine

5YO Gelding

$60,000
  • J:Eddie Castro
  • T:James Hooper
  • B:Susanne G Hooper, Edmond Murray, Mary Murray & James Hooper
  • O:Glas-Tipp Stable and Hooper, Susanne
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Gold Token , Bay, 1993. Lifetime: 67 yearlings sold, median $5,700.
  • Broodmare Sire: Personal Flag , Dark Bay or Brown, 1983.
2

Modern Cowboy

Tiznow  – Western Woman

4YO Colt

$20,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Chestnut Farm
  • O:Green Hills Farm Inc.
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 602 yearlings sold, median $110,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: West by West , Bay, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEESEP, $200,000.
3

Understatement

Distorted Humor  – Emotional Outburst

6YO Horse

$10,000
  • J:David Cohen
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Brenda Jones
  • O:Paul P. Pompa, Jr.
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993. Lifetime: 602 yearlings sold, median $170,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Capote , Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $1,050,000; 2008 KEENOV, $100,000.
4

More Than a Reason

More Than Ready  – Sab's Reason

6YO Horse

$5,000
  • J:Channing Hill
  • T:Randi Persaud
  • B:Ron Kirby & Tom Kirby
  • O:Anthony Calabrese
5

Goombada Guska

Yonaguska  – Goomada Byda Sea

4YO Colt

$3,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Navesink Thoroughbreds
  • O:Turtle Bird Stable
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Effinex wins the Excelsior Stakes.
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    Effinex Wins Excelsior, Wicked Strong Third

    Instead of 3-5 favorite Wicked Strong winning in his second start of the season, it was the 6-1 Effinex who made a sweeping move on the final turn and put away pacesetter Red Rifle to win the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Wicked Strong
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    Wicked Strong Heads Excelsior Stakes

    Wicked Strong, winner of last year's TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), tries to get back on a winning track April 25 as he takes on seven opponents in the $200,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III).

  • Last Gunfighter gets up late to win the Excelsior Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2422047614&k=6Xbb7n3">Order This Photo</a>

    Last Gunfighter Draws Clear in Excelsior

    Last Gunfighter overcame a troubled start and came through on the rail to win the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 23 at Aqueduct, while 2011 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Ruler On Ice finished fifth.

  • Marilyn's Guy holds off San Pablo to win the Excelsior under C. C. Lopez.

    Marilyn's Guy Hangs On to Take Excelsior

    A sharp claim a year ago, Marilyn's Guy notched his first graded stakes victory March 17 at Aqueduct when he held off a game effort by San Pablo to win by a neck in the $150,000 Excelsior (gr. III).

  • San Pablo faces graded stakes company for the first time in the Excelsior Stakes at Aqueduct.

    Excelsior Comes Up Small But Competitive

    Burning Sands Stable's San Pablo has been nearly flawless for more than a year, and now he will try to take his game to the next level in the $150,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) March 17 at Aqueduct.

  • Grade I winner Haynesfield faces 7 in the Empire Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9095012%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haynesfield Returns in Empire Classic

    Led by grade I winner Haynesfield, eight New York-breds will go to post Oct. 22 for the 36th running of the $200,000 McMahon Adena Empire Classic, the centerpiece of New York Showcase Day at Belmont Park.

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    Inherit the Gold Dominates Excelsior Stakes

    New York-bred Inherit the Gold bagged his fifth consecutive win and scored in his graded-stakes debut when he powered home to a 6 1/4-length victory in the $100,000 Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) April 2 at Aqueduct.

  • More Than a Reason outfinishes Stormy's Majesty and Arson Squad to win the Queens County.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9323289%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Than a Reason, 19-1, Grabs Queens County

    Sent off at 19-1 in a six-horse field, More Than a Reason came from off the pace and ran down Stormy's Majesty in the final strides to win the $100,000 Queens County (gr. III) Dec. 11 and notch his first stakes victory.

  • Arson Squad

    Arson Squad, Stormy's Majesty Clash in NY

    Veteran millionaire Arson Squad, a two-time grade III winner this season, and 3-year-old Stormy's Majesty, who scored the Discovery Handicap last out, are the standouts among a field of six in the Queens County H.

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