True North H. (G2)

Race 8 at Belmont Park on June 5, 2010

  • Grade II
  • 6 furlongs
  • $250,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 4:00 PM
  • 1:09.63
Payoffs
3   Bribon (FR) $7.50 $3.90 $2.90
5   Snapshot $5.00 $3.40
8   Checklist $2.80
$2 Exacta (3-5) $38.00
$2 Trifecta (3-5-8) $78.00
$2 Superfecta (3-5-8-6) $427.00
Order of Finish
1

Bribon (FR)

Mark of Esteem (IRE)  – Rowat Arazi (GB)

7YO

$150,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Darpat SL
  • O:Smith, Derrick
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Mark of Esteem (IRE) , Bay, 1993. Lifetime: 275 yearlings sold, median $32,411.
  • Broodmare Sire: Arazi , Chestnut, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2004 GOFOCT, $22,385; 2005 GF05 , $150,263.
2

Snapshot

Awesome Again  – Cajun Flash

4YO

$50,000
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Pam & Martin Wygod
  • O:Martin and Pam Wygod
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 417 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Bertrando , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
3

Checklist

Gone West  – Yearly Report

4YO

$25,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:B. Wayne Hughes
  • O:Starlight Partners
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Gone West , Bay, 1984. Lifetime: 513 yearlings sold, median $175,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: General Meeting , Bay, 1988.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $400,000.
4

Formidable

Sky Mesa  – Santaria

5YO

$12,500
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:H. Allen Jerkens
  • B:Robert N. Clay & Fair Way Equine, LLC
  • O:Clay, Robert, N.
5

Elusive Warning

Elusive Quality  – Valid Warning

6YO

$7,500
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:Robert Raphaelson
  • O:Darley Stable
6

More Than a Reason

More Than Ready  – Sab's Reason

5YO

$1,667
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Randi Persaud
  • B:Ron Kirby & Tom Kirby
  • O:C.P. Racing Stables, Persaud, Randi
7

Fantasy Free

Free House  – Cat Ballado

5YO

$1,667
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:A. C. Avila
  • B:Katy Cowan
  • O:Valente, Roddy, J., Lemme, Tom
8

Gato Go Win

City Place  – Brooks N Boots

4YO

$1,666
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Robert Troeger
  • B:Mike Bossio
  • O:Sims, William, J., Platts, Joey
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