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Race 8 at Belmont Park on June 1, 2013

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • Dirt
  • $150,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:41.17
Payoffs
4   Readtheprospectus
3   So Scott $7.20 $3.20
2   Awesome Vision $2.20
$2 Exacta (4-3) $30.20
$2 Trifecta (4-3-2) $74.50
$2 Superfecta (4-3-2-5) $157.50
Order of Finish
1

4YO Gelding

$90,000
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Howard Nolan Jr.
  • O:Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Read the Footnotes , Bay, 2001. Lifetime: 100 yearlings sold, median $9,750.
  • Broodmare Sire: Affirmed , Chestnut, 1975.
  • Sale History: 2011 OBSS2Y, $30,000.
2

So Scott

More Than Ready  – Flamelight (IRE)

6YO Gelding

$30,000
  • J:Jose L. Ortiz
  • T:David Jacobson
  • B:Stonewall Farm
  • O:Drawing Away Stable and Jacobson, David
  • Margin:2
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: More Than Ready , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 1465 yearlings sold, median $90,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Seattle Slew , Dark Bay or Brown, 1974.
  • Sale History: 2009 OBSFEB, $35,000.
3

Awesome Vision

Awesome Again  – Blind Canyon

4YO Colt

$15,000
  • J:Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:Kaz Hill Farm & Adena Springs
  • O:West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 432 yearlings sold, median $60,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Valley Crossing , Dark Bay or Brown, 1988.
  • Sale History: 2010 FTNYYR, $65,000.
4

Spa City Fever

Roaring Fever  – Lady Di Huntley

7YO Gelding

$7,500
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:David Jacobson
  • B:Adam Madkour
  • O:Drawing Away Stable and Jacobson, David
5

Icabad Crane

Jump Start  – Adorahy

8YO Gelding

$4,500
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Gallagher's Stud
  • O:Earle I. Mack LLC
6

Fox Rules

Roman Ruler  – Shesastonecoldfox

4YO Gelding

$3,000
  • J:Pedro A. Rodriguez
  • T:M. Anthony Ferraro
  • B:Dennis Petrisak & Deborah Petrisak
  • O:Langpap Stables
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