Kelso H. (G2T)

Race 9 at Belmont Park on September 28, 2008

  • Grade II
  • One Mile
  • $250,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:39.13
Order of Finish
1

Tam Lin (GB)

Selkirk  – La Nuit Rose (FR)

5YO

$150,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:Gainsborough Stud Management
  • O:Godolphin Stable
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Selkirk , Chestnut, 1988. Lifetime: 326 yearlings sold, median $64,983.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rainbow Quest , Bay, 1981.
2

Stalingrad

Glitterman  – Formeredith

4YO

$50,000
  • J:Channing Hill
  • T:Michael E. Hushion
  • B:Richard Kaster, Nathan Fox & John Kuehl
  • O:Schwartz, Barry, K.
  • Margin:¾
  • Sire: Glitterman , Bay, 1985. Lifetime: 346 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dynaformer , Dark Bay or Brown, 1985.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $150,000.
3

Operation Red Dawn

Miswaki  – Afaladja (IRE)

6YO

$25,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Dion A. Recachina
  • O:Recachina, Dion, A.
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Miswaki , Chestnut, 1978. Lifetime: 549 yearlings sold, median $55,318.
  • Broodmare Sire: Darshaan (GB) , Brown, 1981.
4

Forefathers

Gone West  – Star of Goshen

4YO

$12,500
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Cobra Farm
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC
5

Giant Wrecker

Giant's Causeway  – Homewrecker

6YO

$7,500
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Anthony W. Dutrow
  • B:Edward P. Evans
  • O:Evans, Edward, P.
6

Media Play

Alphabet Soup  – Corporate Vision

4YO

$3,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Justin J. Nixon
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Stronach Stables
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