ELMONT, NY — With the support of the New York Racing Association, the owners and breeders of Thoroughbred horses bred in the Empire State showed off their finest at Belmont Park on Memorial Day in seven stakes races worth $900,000 and three condition races with a value of $168,000.
Here is the rundown of the stakes:
$125,000 Mount Vernon, fillies and mares at one mile on the turf. The winner was Michael Dubb's Feeling Bossy, a 5-year-old mare by Courageous Cat from the Kris S. mare Keep the Feeling who was bred by Emily Wygod. Trained by Jason Servis and ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. Made every pole a winning one getting the mile on a good turf course in 1:36.42.
Record is now 16 starts, 7 wins, 0 seconds, 0 thirds, $351,790 purse money earned.
$200,000 Critical Eye, fillies and mares at one mile on the main track. Winner: Lady Shelia Stable's 4-year-old filly Holiday Disguise by Harlan's Holiday from the Yes It's True mare Thin Disguise bred by Dr. William Wilmot and Dr. Joan M. Taylor. Trained by Linda Rice and ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. Came from 5-th place to win by a nose getting the mile on a fast track in 1:36.12.
Record is now 9 starts, 6 wins, 1 second, 1 third, $469,150.
$125,000 Bouwerie, 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track. Winner: William Wilmot, Joan M. Taylor and Devin T. Wilmot's home-bred Midnight Disguise, by Midnight Lute from the Yes Its True mare Thin Disguise. Trained by Linda Rice and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Came from 8th in a field of nine to win by 2-3/4 lengths getting the distance in 1:22.86.
Record is now 7 starts, five wins, 1 second, $347,600.
$125,000 Mike Lee, 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the main track. Winner: Michael Dubb's Analyze the Odds, colt by Overanalyze from the Mineshaft mare The Sense Angel bred by Lansdowne Thoroughbreds. Trained by Jason Servis and ridden by Junior Alvarado. After an alert break, dropped back to last in a field of 8, overhauled the leader in the shadow of the wire and won by three parts of a length getting the distance in 1:22.58 at odds of 20 to 1.
Record is now: 11 starts, 4 wins,1 second, 1 third, $328,706.
$125,000 Kingston, 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the turf. Winner: Michael Dubb, Nantucket Thoroughbred Partners and Bethlehem Stable's Offering Plan, 7-year-old horse by Spring at Last from the Irish-bred Street City mare Rosalie Road bred by C.W. Swann and Cygnet Farm. Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Javier Castellano. Came six wide in the stretch to win by 1-3/4 lengths as the 9 to 10 favorite getting the mile in 1:35.11.
Record is now: 19 starts, 7 wins, 3 seconds, 3 thirds, $572,923.
$200,000 Commentator, 3-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track. Winner: Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans' Diversify, a 5-year-old gelded son of Bellamy Road from the Irish-bred Street City mare Rule One bred by Fred W. Hertrich, III and John D. Fielding. Trained by Richard Violette, Jr. and ridden by Jose Ortiz. Attended the pace to the head of the stretch, took the lead and then fought off a late challenge to win by a nose as the 2 to1 favorite getting the mile in 1:34.34.
Record is now: 13 starts, 8 wins, 2 seconds, $934,425.
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