Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (G1T)

Race 10 at Belmont Park on September 30, 2017

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/2 miles
  • Turf
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:26.29
5   Beach Patrol $12.00 $6.70 $4.70
9   Fanciful Angel (IRE) $9.00 $6.80
3   Oscar Performance $4.50
$2 Exacta (5-9) $119.00
$2 Trifecta (5-9-3) $644.00
$2 Superfecta (5-9-3-4) $2,758.00
Order of Finish

Beach Patrol

Lemon Drop Kid  – Bashful Bertie

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Colt

  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Nancy C. Shuford
  • O:Covello, James, Sheep Pond Partners and Head of Plains Partners LLC
  • Margin:5
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 694 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Quiet American , Bay, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2013 KEENOV, $250,000.

Fanciful Angel (IRE)

Dark Angel (IRE)  – Fanciful Dancer (GB)

5YO Gelding

  • J:Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • O:Dubb, Head of Plains Partners LLC, Madaket Stables LLC et al.
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: D
  • Sire: Dark Angel (IRE) , Gray, 2005. Lifetime: 635 yearlings sold, median $78,816.
  • Broodmare Sire: Groom Dancer , Bay, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2012 GOFNOF, $102,544; 2013 GOFORB, $67,890; 2014 TATBRE, $88,179; 2016 TAJUL , $182,971.

Oscar Performance

Kitten's Joy  – Devine Actress

3YO Ridgling

  • J:Jose L. Ortiz
  • T:Brian A. Lynch
  • B:Mrs. Jerry Amerman
  • O:Amerman Racing LLC
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Kitten's Joy , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 385 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Theatrical (IRE) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1982.

Sadler's Joy

Kitten's Joy  – Dynaire

4YO Colt

  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:Woodslane Farm
  • O:Woodslane Farm


Candy Ride (ARG)  – Ghost Dancing

5YO Gelding

  • J:Joe Bravo
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Stone Farm
  • O:Stone Farm and Madaket Stables LLC

Channel Maker

English Channel  – In Return

3YO Gelding

  • J:Manuel Franco
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Tall Oaks Farm
  • O:Wachtel Stable, Barber, Gary and Guerrieri, Joe

Tricked Up

Distorted Humor  – Satans Quick Chick

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Colt

  • J:Luis R. Reyes
  • T:Naipaul Chatterpaul
  • B:River Bend Farm, Inc.
  • O:E.V. Racing Stable
8 Keeneland Sales Graduate

5YO Ridgling

  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Chad C. Brown
  • B:Machmer Hall & Haymarket Farm
  • O:Klaravich Stables, Inc. and Lawrence, William H.

6YO Horse

  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Dermot K. Weld
  • B:M. Parrish
  • O:Frank Gillespie

4YO Colt

  • J:Junior Alvarado
  • T:H. Graham Motion
  • B:Haras du Mezeray and Skymarc Farm


Sidney's Candy  – Atlantic Ocean

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Gelding

  • J:Eric Cancel
  • T:Naipaul Chatterpaul
  • B:SF Racing
  • O:E.V. Racing Stable
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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  • Channel Maker (outside) nosed out Final Copy at the wire to win the Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine

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    Bill Mott's hot summer continued when his English Channel 3-year-old Channel Maker fought through the lane to deny a comeback bid by Final Copy and won the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 20.

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    While there won't be a Canadian Triple Crown champion this year, Prince of Wales Stakes winner Cool Catomine will vie for his second jewel of the series in the $400,000 Breeders' Stakes (G3T), the third leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine.

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