Turfway Park Fall Championship S. (G3)

Race 9 at Turfway Park on September 12, 2009

  • Grade III
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:32.55
Payoffs
  Nite Light $4.40 $3.00 $2.40
  Alaazo $3.40 $3.00
  Dominican $2.40
$2 Exacta (1-6) $17.40
$2 Trifecta (1-6-8) $36.20
$2 Superfecta (1-6-8-4) $46.00
Order of Finish
1

Nite Light

Thunder Gulch  – Lite Light

5YO

$61,380
  • J:Jon Kenton Court
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Foxfield
  • O:Edward P. Evans
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Thunder Gulch , Chestnut, 1992. Lifetime: 487 yearlings sold, median $40,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Majestic Light , Bay, 1973.
  • Sale History: 2004 KEENOV, $190,000; 2010 KEENOV, $20,000.
2

Alaazo

A.P. Indy  – Atelier

4YO

$19,800
  • J:Orlando Mojica
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Alexander, Groves & Matz, LLC
  • O:Zayat Stables, LLC (Ahmed Zayat)
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: A.P. Indy , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Lifetime: 374 yearlings sold, median $360,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $350,000.
3

Dominican

El Corredor  – First Violin

5YO

$9,900
  • J:Victor Lebron
  • T:Darrin Miller
  • B:Barak Farm
  • O:Silverton Hill, LLC (Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton)
  • Margin:4
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: El Corredor , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Lifetime: 482 yearlings sold, median $30,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dixieland Band , Bay, 1980.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEEJAN, $37,000; 2005 EASSEP, $70,000; 2006 OBSMAR, $150,000.
4

Gangbuster

Langfuhr  – Foxcaller

4YO

$4,950
  • J:Leandro R. Goncalves
  • T:J. Keith Desormeaux
  • B:Mike G. Rutherford
  • O:Allshouse Racing Stable, LLC (Brad Allshouse)
5

Eleuterio

Victory Gallop  – Move Swiftly

3YO

$2,970
  • J:Mathieu G. Adam
  • T:George S. Bush
  • B:Blossom Hill Breeders & Stan Stefanski
  • O:Joseph F. Schrage
6

5YO

$1,000
  • J:Anne Sanguinetti
  • T:Burton K. Sipp
  • B:Madeleine A Paulson
  • O:Bridget Sipp
SCR
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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