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Race 8 at Belmont Park on June 26, 2013

  • STK
  • 6 1/2 furlongs
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:15.46
Order of Finish
1

Strapping Groom

Johannesburg  – Something Silver

6YO Horse

$60,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:David Jacobson
  • B:Kinsman Farm
  • O:Drawing Away Stable and Jacobson, David
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Johannesburg , Bay, 1999. Lifetime: 691 yearlings sold, median $52,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Silver Deputy , Bay, 1985.
2

Hardened Wildcat

Hard Spun  – Wild Snitch

4YO Gelding

$20,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:New Farm
  • O:New Farm
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Hard Spun , Bay, 2004. Lifetime: 526 yearlings sold, median $52,738.
  • Broodmare Sire: Forest Wildcat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1991.
3

Leave of Absence

Harlan's Holiday  – Danseur Chaud

5YO Horse

$10,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Richard A. Violette, Jr.
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Barry Berkelhammer
  • O:Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Harlan's Holiday , Bay, 1999. Lifetime: 594 yearlings sold, median $72,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Joyeux Danseur , Bay, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2010 FTF2YO, $145,000.
4

4YO Colt

$5,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Paragon Farms, LLC
  • O:Mike McCarty
5

Big Business

Eddington  – Spanish Guitar

5YO Gelding

$3,000
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:David Jacobson
  • B:Henthorn Racing, Inc.
  • O:Gary Barber
6

Smash

Smart Strike  – Dixie Holiday

5YO Horse

$2,000
  • J:Luis Saez
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Peter E. Blum
  • O:Kaleem Shah, Inc.
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    Grade I Winner Strapping Groom to Panama

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    Secret Circle, Itsmyluckyday in Cigar Mile

    A solid field will line up Nov. 29 for the $500,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct Racetrack, as grade I winners Secret Circle and Itsmyluckyday face off amongst a cast that includes Private Zone, Vyjack, and Bourbon Courage.

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    Captain Serious on Toes for Fall Highweight

    Named after Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, Captain Serious looks to stuff his competition in the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 27 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Ben's Cat has won 27 of 44 career starts.
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    Ben's Cat Faces Tough Task in Fabulous Strike

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  • Big Business will try for the first stakes win of his career in the Hudson Handicap.

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  • Clearly Now won the Belmont Sprint Stakes by 6 1/4 lengths on July 5.
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    Clearly Now Faces Class Field in Forego

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    New York-Breds Zivo, Captain Serious Score

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  • Strapping Groom won the 2013 Forego. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2735534217&k=4qGtFNT">Order This Photo</a>

    Veteran Strapping Groom Tops Tom Fool

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    Rice Plots Spots for Palace; Gravesend Next

    Palace, who became a graded stakes winner in his most recent start, heads a field of six sprinters entered in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap, which will be contested at six furlongs Dec. 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Palace comes home strong to win the Fall Highweight Handicap.

    Palace Rules Fall Highweight Handicap

    New York-bred Palace, claimed by his connections for $20,000 a little more than a year ago, rallied to win his first open stakes, the $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III), at Aqueduct Nov. 28.

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