Union Avenue S.

Race 5 at Saratoga on August 20, 2012

  • STK
  • 6 furlongs
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:09.02
Order of Finish
1

Risky Rachel

Limehouse  – Dancin Renee

5YO Mare

$60,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Juan M. Coronel
  • B:Sanford Bacon
  • O:Sanford Bacon
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Limehouse , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 168 yearlings sold, median $18,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Distinctive Pro , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
2

Willet

Jump Start  – Katina K

4YO Filly

$20,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:James H. Iselin
  • B:Michael T. Martin
  • O:Iselin, James H., Assoulin, Charlotte and Gindi, Eli
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Jump Start , Dark Bay or Brown, 1999. Lifetime: 330 yearlings sold, median $17,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Distinctive Pro , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
3

Paper Plane

Fusaichi Pegasus  – Honor Lass

4YO Filly

$10,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Eddie Kenneally
  • B:Mina Equivest LLC
  • O:Jose A. Birriel, Jr.
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Fusaichi Pegasus , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 761 yearlings sold, median $73,480.
  • Broodmare Sire: Honor Grades , Bay, 1988.
  • Sale History: 2009 FTNYYR, $45,000; 2008 NEWOCT, $95,000.
4

Final Mesa

Sky Mesa  – Final Style

4YO Filly

$5,000
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Wesley A. Ward
  • B:Carmine Telesca & John Guerrera
  • O:Ice Wine Stable
5

Lady Vi

Tale of the Cat  – Dixieland Achiever

4YO Filly

$3,000
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Philip M. Serpe
  • B:Nustar Breeding LLC
  • O:Flying Zee Racing Stables, LLC
6

Superior Sarah

Werblin  – Sarah's Wish

4YO Filly

$2,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:New Dawn Thoroughbreds & Aron Yagoda
  • O:Three Gin Guys Stable
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    Nefertini Too Tough for Willet in Go for Wand

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