Sword Dancer Invitational S. (G1T)

Race 9 at Saratoga on August 17, 2013

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Inner turf
  • $600,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:26.46
Payoffs
$2 Exacta (1-4) $36.20
$2 Trifecta (1-4-5) $289.50
Order of Finish
1

Big Blue Kitten

Kitten's Joy  – Spent Gold

5YO Horse

$360,000
  • J:Joe Bravo
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • O:Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 379 yearlings sold, median $56,294.
  • Broodmare Sire: Unaccounted For , Bay, 1991.
2

Twilight Eclipse

Purim  – My Twilight Dancer

4YO Gelding

$120,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:Epona Thoroughbreds
  • O:West Point Thoroughbreds
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Purim , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 82 yearlings sold, median $7,750.
  • Broodmare Sire: Twilight Agenda , Bay, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEEJAN, $1,000.
3

Nutello

Lemon Drop Kid  – Nutcase

4YO Colt

$60,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:Carlos Laffon-Parias
  • B:Wertheimer & Frere
  • O:Wertheimer and Frere
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 689 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Forest Wildcat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1991.
4

Tannery (IRE)

Dylan Thomas (IRE)  – Danse Grecque (IRE)

4YO Filly

$30,000
  • J:Luis Saez
  • T:Alan E. Goldberg
  • B:Grange Stud
  • O:Richard Santulli
5

7YO Ridgling

$18,000
  • J:Cornelio H. Velasquez
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Emory A. Hamilton
  • O:Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable
6

London Lane

Langfuhr  – Travelling

6YO Gelding

$1,715
  • J:Horacio Karamanos
  • T:Lawrence E. Murray
  • B:Sondra Bender & Howard M. Bender
  • O:Howard M. Bender
7

Star Channel

English Channel  – Reach the Top

4YO Ridgling

$1,715
  • J:Jose L. Ortiz
  • T:John T. Toscano, Jr.
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. Samuel H. Rogers Jr.
  • O:Bran Jam Stable and Clark, David W.
8

Boisterous

Distorted Humor  – Emanating

6YO Horse

$1,715
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Claude R. McGaughey III
  • B:Cynthia Phipps
  • O:Phipps Stable
9

Exclusive Strike

Smart Strike  – Glaire (BRZ)

6YO Gelding

$1,715
  • J:Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • T:Jason Servis
  • B:Green Hills Farm Inc.
  • O:Mr. Amore Stable
10

Tahoe Lake (BRZ)

Know Heights (IRE)  – Tutto Charm (BRZ)

7YO Gelding

$1,715
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Gerry Carwood
  • B:Haras Anderson
  • O:Alastar Thoroughbred Racing
11

Stormy Lord

Stormy Atlantic  – Lady Auchamore

6YO Gelding

$1,715
  • J:Shaun Bridgmohan
  • T:Michael J. Maker
  • B:Kinghaven Farms Limited
  • O:Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.
12

Optimizer

English Channel  – Indy Pick

4YO Colt

$1,710
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:D. Wayne Lukas
  • B:Bluegrass Hall, LLC
  • O:Calumet Farm
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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  • Flintshire, winning last year's Sword Dancer

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