The $300,000 1 1/8-mile Empire Classic for New York-bred 3-year-olds and older is the featured race on a card that will offer eight stakes races for New York-breds with total purses of $1.75 million.
Rudy R. Rodriguez
Dubb, Michael, Bethlehem Stables LLC and Aisquith, Gary
Richard J. Troncone & Richard J. Troncone Jr.
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Big Apple Showcase Day for New York-breds at Belmont Park has solid fields for all six of its stakes races. The $200,000 Commentator Stakes and $125,000 Kingston Stakes have drawn many top older runners.
Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of a nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown card on the Dec. 3 card.
Still eligible and going stronger than ever, Royal Posse will try to capture the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel for a second straight year Dec. 3 at Gulfstream Park, opening day of the track's Championship meet.
Michael Dub, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith's Royal Posse continued to make hay in the New York-bred ranks Oct. 22 at Belmont Park with a sloppy score in the $300,000 Empire Classic Handicap.