Matron S. (G2)

Race 8 at Belmont Park on July 3, 2011

  • Grade II
  • 6 furlongs
  • $150,000
  • 2 yo Fillies
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:12.68
Payoffs
5   Millionreasonswhy $15.80 $6.50 $4.20
3   Say a Novena $4.90 $3.20
4   Dancing Anna $6.00
$2 Exacta (5-3) $66.00
$2 Trifecta (5-3-4) $362.50
Order of Finish
1

Millionreasonswhy

Grand Slam  – In Secure

2YO Filly

$90,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Ignacio Correas, IV
  • B:Tom Evans, Tenlane Farm & Oratis
  • O:Sagamore Farm
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Grand Slam , Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. Lifetime: 785 yearlings sold, median $63,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEESEP, $115,000.
2

Say a Novena

Songandaprayer  – Rabiadella

2YO Filly

$30,000
  • J:Michael J. Luzzi
  • T:Edward Plesa, Jr.
  • B:Eico Stable
  • O:Shanley, Rick
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Songandaprayer , Bay, 1998. Lifetime: 506 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dynaformer , Dark Bay or Brown, 1985.
3

Dancing Anna

Cuvee  – Mesabu

2YO Filly

$15,000
  • J:Jose R. Betancourt
  • T:John J. Robb
  • B:Highclere Inc. & Springtown Show Stable
  • O:Robb, John, J.
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Cuvee , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 192 yearlings sold, median $12,250.
  • Broodmare Sire: Fred Astaire , Bay, 1983.
  • Sale History: 2010 FTMFYR, $12,500; 2012 KEENOV, $120,000.
4

Good Looking Girl

Medallist  – Douce Douce

2YO Filly

$7,500
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:John J. Robb
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes
  • O:Herman M. Braude
5

Defy Gravity

Bandini  – Quickest

2YO Filly

$4,500
  • J:Wesley Ho
  • T:Valora A. Testerman
  • B:Vincent Colbert
  • O:Roland Reeley
6

Hook It Up

Hook and Ladder  – True Legend

2YO Filly

$3,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Gary C. Contessa
  • B:Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr.
  • O:Troncone, Jr., Richard and Troncone, Sr., Richard
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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