Lonesome Glory Hurdle S. (G1)

Race 1 at Belmont Park on September 21, 2008

  • Grade I
  • Two And One Half Miles
  • Hurdle
  • $150,000
  • 4 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 4:24.88
Order of Finish
1

Good Night Shirt

Concern  – Hot Story

7YO

$87,000
  • J:William Dowling
  • T:Jack O. Fisher
  • B:Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman
  • O:Via, Jr., Harold, A.
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Concern , Bay, 1991. Lifetime: 63 yearlings sold, median $12,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Two Punch , Roan, 1983.
2

Sermon of Love

Pulpit  – Plenty of Sugar

5YO

$27,000
  • J:Danielle Hodsdon
  • T:Jonathan E. Sheppard
  • B:F. Eugene Dixon Jr.
  • O:Houghland, Calvin
  • Margin:neck
  • Sire: Pulpit , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 395 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Ascot Knight , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEEJAN, $62,000.
3

Red Letter Day

Red Ransom  – Western Wind

5YO

$15,000
  • J:Robert Walsh
  • T:Janet E. Elliot
  • B:Dr. John A. Chandler
  • O:Hawkins, Gregory, D.
  • Margin:neck
  • Sire: Red Ransom , Bay, 1987. Lifetime: 872 yearlings sold, median $64,259.
  • Broodmare Sire: Gone West , Bay, 1984.
4

9YO

$7,500
  • J:Xavier Aizpuru
  • T:Jack O. Fisher
  • B:Noel Finegan
  • O:Stern, Mrs. Henry, F.
5

Dark Equation

Polish Numbers  – Night Risk

7YO

$6,000
  • J:Matthew Otis McCarron
  • T:Paul Douglas Fout
  • B:Derry Meeting Farm & London Thoroughbred Services, Ltd.
  • O:Beverly R. Steinman
6

Dalucci (IRE)

Daylami (IRE)  – Coigach (GB)

5YO

$4,500
  • J:David Casey
  • T:Charlie Swan
  • B:Michael Pitt
  • O:Carthy, Justin
7

Best Attack

Bahri  – Best Offense

7YO

$1,500
  • J:Paddy Young
  • T:F. Bruce Miller
  • B:Estate of Walter M. Jeffords Jr.
  • O:Jeffords Radcliffe, Sarah
8

Mon Villez (FR)

Villez  – Europa (SPA)

9YO

$1,500
  • J:Jody Petty
  • T:F. Bruce Miller
  • B:S.A.R.L. Classic Breeding & Ste D'Elevage Des Chartreux
  • O:Houghland, Calvin
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