Personal Ensign Invitational S. (G1)

Race 8 at Saratoga on September 3, 2011

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • Dirt
  • $300,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:04.21
Payoffs
2   Ask the Moon $5.90 $3.30 $2.50
3   Pachattack $3.80 $3.10
6   Tiz Miz Sue $3.50
$2 Exacta (2-3) $19.00
$2 Trifecta (2-3-6) $64.00
Order of Finish
1

Ask the Moon

Malibu Moon  – Always Asking

6YO Mare

$180,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Martin D. Wolfson
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Charles McGinnes & Country Life Farm
  • O:Farnsworth Stables LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 780 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Valid Appeal , Bay, 1972.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSMAR, $125,000; 2006 EASSEP, $45,000; 2011 FTKFMX, $800,000; 2013 KEENOV, $1,800,000.
2

Pachattack

Pulpit  – El Laoob

5YO Mare

$60,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Gerard A. Butler
  • B:Dapple Broodmares 2004
  • O:M. V. Deegan
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Pulpit , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 395 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Red Ransom , Bay, 1987.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEESEP, $270,000; 2011 FTKFMX, $1,200,000.
3

Tiz Miz Sue

Tiznow  – Sue's Good News

4YO Filly

$30,000
  • J:Joseph Rocco, Jr.
  • T:Steve Hobby
  • B:CresRan LLC
  • O:CresRan Stable
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Tiznow , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 638 yearlings sold, median $110,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Woodman , Chestnut, 1983.
4

Protesting

A.P. Indy  – On Parade

4YO Filly

$15,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Claude R. McGaughey III
  • B:Phipps Stable
  • O:Phipps Stable
5

4YO Filly

$9,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Liberation Farm & Stonewall Farm
  • O:Bobby Flay
6

Acronym

Empire Maker  – Averti

5YO Mare

$6,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Juddmonte Farms Inc
  • O:Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
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