• It's all Favorite Tale in the Fabulous Strike.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Lavender Chrissie romps past Calamity Kate in the Zia Park Oaks.Posted 21 hours ago
  • Mobile Bay wins the Zia Park Derby, while International Star fades to fourth.Posted 21 hours ago
  • It's all Lewys Vaporizer in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley.Posted 2 days ago
  • Solid Wager rolls late in the Cary Grant; Big Macher last at 2-5.Posted 3 days ago
  • Dolphus (Lookin at Lucky), 1/2 brother to Rachel Alexandra, wins his career debut at Fair Grounds.Posted 3 days ago
  • Rusty Slipper proves best in the 11-furlong Red Carpet.Posted 4 days ago
  • Exaggerator holds off Sunny Ridge to win the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot.Posted 4 days ago
  • Button Down soars to victory in the Cardinal.Posted 4 days ago
  • Jet Black Magic pulls the upset in the Delta Downs Princess.Posted 4 days ago

Fed Biz Catches Goldencents in Pat O'Brien

Kaleem Shah’s Fed Biz, with Martin Garcia up, unleashed a powerful rally in the final furlong to overhaul odds-on favored Goldencents Sunday and win the Grade II $250,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes on the under card of the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic.

Fed Biz, a four-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, was outrun in the early stages of the seven-furlong sprint but closed with a rush in the late stages to charge past 4-5 Goldencents, winning by a length. Fed Biz’s time of 1:21.12 eclipsed Lewis Michael’s record for the distance set in the 2008 O’Brien.

Amazingly, Fed Biz provided trainer Bob Baffert with his fifth triumph in a row in the stakes and seventh over-all.

Third in the field of a dozen sprinters was Gonna Fly Now, three-quarters of a length behind Goldencents and a length in front of fourth-place Wine Police.

Fed Biz, winning his fifth race in 14 starts, earned $150,000 to push his bankroll to $545,496. Sent postward at 7-1, he returned $17.60, $6 and $4.40 to his backers in the large Pacific Classic Day crowd. Goldencents, who was piloted by Patrick Valenzuela, paid $3 and $2.60, while Gonna Fly Now returned $4.80 to show.

The Pat O’Brien Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup’s “Win and You’re In” series wherein the winner is eligible to an expense free, guaranteed berth in the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 1-2, in this case the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.



comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories