Ballerina S. (G1)

Race 11 at Saratoga on August 23, 2014

  • Grade I
  • 7 furlongs
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo's & up Fillies and Mares
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:21.89
Payoffs
1   Artemis Agrotera
4   My Miss Aurelia $4.80 $3.50
5   Willet
$2 Exacta (1-4) $63.50
$2 Trifecta (1-4-5) $235.50
$2 Superfecta (1-4-5-2) $837.00
Order of Finish
1

Artemis Agrotera

Roman Ruler  – Indy Glory

3YO Filly

$300,000
  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Michael E. Hushion
  • B:Chester Broman & Mary R. Broman
  • O:Broman, Sr., Chester and Mary
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Roman Ruler , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 276 yearlings sold, median $23,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
2

My Miss Aurelia

Smart Strike  – My Miss Storm Cat

5YO Mare

$100,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
  • O:Stonestreet Stables LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 584 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sea of Secrets , Bay, 1995.
  • Sale History: 2010 KEESEP, $550,000.
3

Willet

Jump Start  – Katina K

6YO Mare

$50,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:James H. Iselin
  • B:Michael T. Martin
  • O:Iselin, James H., Assoulin, Charlotte and Gindi, Eli
  • Margin:½
  • 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.
4

Better Lucky

Ghostzapper  – Sahara Gold

5YO Mare

$25,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:Darley
  • O:Godolphin Racing LLC
5

La Verdad

Yes It's True  – Noble Fire

4YO Filly

$15,000
  • J:Jose L. Ortiz
  • T:Linda Rice
  • B:Eklektikos Stable LLC
  • O:Lady Sheila Stable
6

Kipling's Joy

Kipling  – Cosmic Secrets

4YO Filly

$3,334
  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:Martin D. Wolfson
  • B:Pope McLean, Marc McLean & Pope McLean Jr.
  • O:Miller Racing LLC
7

Geeky Gorgeous

Devil His Due  – Thatholeinmypocket

5YO Mare

$3,334
  • J:Angel Serpa
  • T:Daniel J. Lopez
  • B:Joe-Dan Farm
  • O:Daniel J. Lopez
8

Hot Stones

Bustin Stones  – Steamed Up

4YO Filly

$3,332
  • J:Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • T:Bruce N. Levine
  • B:Jerry Bilinski & Roddy Valente
  • O:Valente, Roddy J., Casale, Charles and Bilinski, Darlene
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