Toboggan S. (G3)

Race 8 at Aqueduct on March 7, 2009

  • Grade III
  • Six Furlongs
  • Inner track
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:10.28
  Ah Day $16.80 $7.80 $5.30
  Eternal Star $6.00 $3.90
  Saint Daimon $11.00
$2 Exacta (9-2) $88.50
$2 Trifecta (9-2-7) $2,100.00
$2 Superfecta (9-2-7-5) $11,240.00
Order of Finish

Ah Day

Malibu Moon  – Endette


  • J:Sheldon Russell
  • T:King T. Leatherbury
  • B:K. T. Leatherbury Assoc. Inc.
  • O:Leatherbury, King, T.
  • Margin:head
  • TrueNicks: C+
  • Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 789 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Thirty Eight Paces , Chestnut, 1978.

Eternal Star

Five Star Day  – Retsina's Princess


  • J:Julian Pimentel
  • T:Michael J. Trombetta
  • B:George Arnold Sr. & Tom Van Meter
  • O:Meyerhoff, Harry, C., Meyerhoff, Tom, O.
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: C
  • Sire: Five Star Day , Chestnut, 1996. Lifetime: 249 yearlings sold, median $19,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Eternal Prince , Bay, 1982.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $65,000.


  • J:Jean-Luc Samyn
  • T:Steven T. Jerkens
  • B:Hobeau Farm Ltd.
  • O:Hobeau Farm
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Saint Ballado , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989. Lifetime: 319 yearlings sold, median $110,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Strike Gold , Dark Bay or Brown, 1980.

Lucky Island (ARG)

Lucky Roberto  – Ebrolize (ARG)


  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:Arroyo de Luna
  • O:Shadwell Stable

Driven by Success

Precise End  – Afleet Closer


  • J:Rajiv Maragh
  • T:Bruce N. Levine
  • B:New Dawn Stud LLC
  • O:Repole Stable

Joey P.

Close Up  – Luckey Lipco


  • J:Eddie Castro
  • T:Benjamin W. Perkins, Jr.
  • B:John Petrini
  • O:Petrini, John

West Coast Flier

West Acre  – Judy's Turn to Fly


  • J:Pablo Morales
  • T:Gary C. Contessa
  • B:Gilbert G. Campbell
  • O:Winning Move Stable

Grand Champion

Two Punch  – Wise Baroness


  • J:Eibar Coa
  • T:Michael E. Hushion
  • B:Dr. & Mrs. Thomas Bowman & Dr. Jason L. Layfield
  • O:Susan Moore and M and M Thoroughbred Partners

Place Your Bet

Out of Place  – Hishi Pebble


  • J:Jennifer Stisted
  • T:Scott A. Lake
  • B:Pegasus Stud LLC & Marablue Farm
  • O:Sadoo, R., David
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