Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (G1T)

Race 9 at Belmont Park on October 3, 2009

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Turf
  • $600,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:41.22
Payoffs
  Interpatation $89.50 $14.40 $4.30
  Gio Ponti $2.80 $2.10
  Grand Couturier (GB) $2.40
$2 Exacta (2-1) $230.50
$2 Trifecta (2-1-8) $536.00
Order of Finish
1

Interpatation

Langfuhr  – Idealistic Cause

7YO

$360,000
  • J:Robby Albarado
  • T:Robert Barbara
  • B:Larry Cassaday & Jack O. Thompson
  • O:Mavorah, Elliot
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Langfuhr , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 529 yearlings sold, median $21,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Habitony (IRE) , Bay, 1974.
  • Sale History: 2002 KEENOV, $31,000; 2003 OBSAUG, $10,000.
2

Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat  – Chipeta Springs

4YO

$120,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Kilboy Estate, Inc.
  • O:Castleton Lyons Farm
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 1267 yearlings sold, median $64,331.
  • Broodmare Sire: Alydar , Chestnut, 1975.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTF2YO, $45,000; 2006 KEESEP, $95,000.
3

Grand Couturier (GB)

Grand Lodge  – Lady Elgar (IRE)

6YO

$60,000
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Robert Ribaudo
  • B:Tom Wilson
  • O:Keller, Marc
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Grand Lodge , Chestnut, 1991. Lifetime: 484 yearlings sold, median $69,949.
  • Broodmare Sire: Sadler's Wells , Bay, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2004 TATOCT, $6,285; 2005 GFAPR , $33,592.
4

Telling

A.P. Indy  – Well Chosen

5YO

$30,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Steve Hobby
  • B:Darley
  • O:Lieblong, Alex, Lieblong, JoAnn
5

3YO

$18,000
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Emory A. Hamilton
  • O:Brous Stable, Wachtel Stable
6

Musketier (GER)

Acatenango (GER)  – Myth and Reality (GB)

7YO

$12,000
  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Roger L. Attfield
  • B:Gestut Gorlsdorf
  • O:Glen-Teven, Johanna, Louise
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