Sanford S. (G2)

Race 9 at Saratoga on July 22, 2012

  • Grade II
  • 6 furlongs
  • $300,000
  • 2 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:11.13
Payoffs
3   Bern Identity $5.60 $4.00 $3.40
1   Handsome Jack $4.50 $3.50
8   Onetwentyeight $5.10
$2 Exacta (3-1) $32.20
$2 Trifecta (3-1-8) $246.50
$2 Superfecta (3-1-8-2) $1,079.00
Order of Finish
1

Bern Identity

Bernstein  – Maddalena

2YO Colt

$220,000
  • J:Rosie Napravnik
  • T:Kelly J. Breen
  • B:Galleria Bloodstock, Crosshaven Bloodstock, Petaluma Bloodstock et al.
  • O:Hall, George and Lori
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Bernstein , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 400 yearlings sold, median $25,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Good and Tough , Bay, 1995.
  • Sale History: 2011 KEESEP, $75,000; 2011 KEEJAN, $43,000.
2

Handsome Jack

Bring the Heat  – My Outlet

2YO Gelding

$40,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Wesley A. Ward
  • B:Wesley Ward
  • O:Wesley A. Ward
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: NR
  • Sire: Bring the Heat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Lifetime: 3 yearlings sold, median $3,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Montbrook , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.
3

Onetwentyeight

Discreet Cat  – Box of Joy

2YO Colt

$20,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Ocala Stud
  • O:Repole Stable
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Discreet Cat , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 306 yearlings sold, median $21,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Concerto , Chestnut, 1994.
4

Brave Dave

Put It Back  – Sing That Song

2YO Colt

$10,000
  • J:Paco Lopez
  • T:Edward Plesa, Jr.
  • B:David Melin, Bea Oxenberg & Eddie Plesa, Jr.
  • O:Melin, David and Plesa, Laurie
5

John Gordon

Orientate  – Magibel

2YO Colt

$6,000
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Dale L. Romans
  • B:Mike Tarp
  • O:Mike Tarp
6

Special Jo

Johannesburg  – Quiet City

2YO Colt

$1,334
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:John H. Clarke, Kim Nardelli & Rodney Nardelli
  • O:Mike McCarty
7

Hightail

Mineshaft  – Stormy Renee

2YO Colt

$1,334
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:D. Wayne Lukas
  • B:Green Hills Farm Inc.
  • O:Bluegrass Hall LLC
8

Rose Junction

Dixie Union  – Sandra's Rose

2YO Colt

$1,332
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
  • O:Starlight Racing
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