Ballston Spa H. (G2T)

Race 9 at Saratoga on August 29, 2009

  • Grade II
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • $200,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:47.25
Payoffs
  Salve Germania (IRE) $50.50 $15.60 $5.90
  Rutherienne
  My Princess Jess $3.60
$2 Exacta (8-1) $204.50
$2 Trifecta (8-1-2) $760.00
$2 Superfecta (8-1-2-7) $1,823.00
Order of Finish
1

Salve Germania (IRE)

Peintre Celebre  – Salve Regina (GER)

4YO

$120,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Waldemar Hickst
  • B:Gestut Hony-Hof
  • O:Hellwig, Manfred
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Peintre Celebre , Chestnut, 1994. Lifetime: 359 yearlings sold, median $61,675.
  • Broodmare Sire: Monsun (GER) , Brown, 1990.
2

Rutherienne

Pulpit  – Ruthian

5YO

$40,000
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Payson Stud, Inc.
  • O:Virginia Kraft Payson LLC
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Pulpit , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 395 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rahy , Chestnut, 1985.
3

My Princess Jess

Stormy Atlantic  – Jewell of Jewels

4YO

$20,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Barclay Tagg
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Lael Stable
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Stormy Atlantic , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 670 yearlings sold, median $30,028.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pleasant Colony , Dark Bay or Brown, 1978.
  • Sale History: 2007 ADSSPR, $50,000.
4

Cocoa Beach (CHI)

Doneraile Court  – Visionera (CHI)

5YO

$10,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:Haras La Obra
  • O:Godolphin Stable
5

Teamgeist (ARG)

Mutakddim  – Bavarian (ARG)

6YO

$6,000
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Kenneth G. McPeek
  • B:La Quebrada
  • O:El Catorce Stable
6

Captain's Lover (SAF)

Captain Al (SAF)  – Sunshine Lover (SAF)

5YO

$2,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:W. J. Engelbrecht
  • O:Team Valor International
7

Closeout

Repriced  – Deep Discount

4YO

$2,000
  • J:Robby Albarado
  • T:Thomas F. Proctor
  • B:Glen Hill Farm
  • O:Glen Hill Farm
SCR
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