Birdstone S.

Race 6 at Saratoga on August 2, 2012

  • STK
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:48.68
Order of Finish
1

San Pablo

Jump Start  – Hunt's Corner

4YO Colt

$60,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Dan Bearden
  • O:Burning Sands Stable LLC
  • Margin:3
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Jump Start , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Lifetime: 330 yearlings sold, median $17,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Silver Ghost , Gray, 1982.
2

Isn't He Perfect

Pleasantly Perfect  – Reciclada (CHI)

4YO Colt

$20,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Richard E. Dutrow, Jr.
  • B:Diamond A Racing Corp.
  • O:Guy American Racing Stables
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Pleasantly Perfect , Bay, 1998. Lifetime: 183 yearlings sold, median $20,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Rictorious , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2010 OBSS2Y, $27,000.
3

Alma d'Oro

Medaglia d'Oro  – Brenda D S

6YO Horse

$10,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Fred N. Sahadi
  • O:Bourque Goldstein Thoroughbreds LLC
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Medaglia d'Oro , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Lifetime: 698 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Fortunate Prospect , Dark Bay or Brown, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEENOV, $75,000.
4

Hello Lover

Not For Love  – Chemise

6YO Gelding

$5,000
  • J:Angel Suarez
  • T:Robert E. Reid, Jr.
  • B:Linda D. Newton
  • O:Kasey K Racing Stable and Sackowitz, Stuart
5

Pleasant Prince

Indy King  – Archduchess

5YO Horse

$3,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Bruce R. Brown
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Chalk Racing
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