For the second time in three years, trainer Jack Fisher and jockey Paddy Young teamed to win the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course, this time with Choral Society Aug. 6.
Three winners of the Eclipse Award for the best steeplechase horse in the land will square off in the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase on Saturday.
Demonstrative, a gelded son of Elusive Quality, rallied late and held off fast-closing Parker's Project for a one-length triumph in the Lonesome Glory Handicap at Belmont Park Sept. 18.
Trained by Richard Valentine, the victory marked the second time Demonstrative has won the New York Turf Writers as the 7-year-old Elusive Quality gelding also took the 2012 edition of the race.
For Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, winning the New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-I) never gets old.
The 5-year-old gelding, ridden by Ross Geraghty, won the 2 1/8-mile steeplechase in 4:04.2. Fog Island was 1 1/2 lengths back in second, while Forgotten Man was an additional 5 3/4-lengths back in third.
|Horse||Trainer||Breeder / Owner|
|Alajmal||Janet E. Elliot||
|Barnstorming||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Bodie Island||Richard L. Valentine||
|Constant Contact (GB)||Richard L. Valentine||
|Dr. Skip||Edward L. Graham||
|Extraextraordinary||Paul Douglas Fout||
|Forgotten Man||Paul Douglas Fout||
|Martini Brother||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Powerofone||Jonathan E. Sheppard||
|Sharp Numbers||Jack O. Fisher||
|Sulwaan (IRE)||James M. Day||
Upcoming Stakes Entries
|OBS Sprint (Fillies Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Sprint (Colts and Geldings Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Championship (Fillies Division) S.||OTC|
|OBS Championship (Colts and Geldings Division) S.||OTC|
|Big Easy Overnight S.||FG|