With three furlongs remaining in Saturday's Grade 1 Coaching Club
American Oaks at Belmont Park, Funny Moon appeared to be heading to the
parking lot, while her seven rivals were gearing up for a stretch-long
sprint to the finish line.
At the quarter pole, jockey Alan Garcia was able to straighten
out Funny Moon and the filly persevered through the final
three-sixteenths of a mile to win the $300,000 Coaching Club by a neck
over Don't Forget Gil. It was a half-length back to Wynning Ride, who
finished a half-length in front of Casanova Move. They were followed in
the order of finish by even-money favorite Livin Lovin, Hightap, What a
Pear, and Devotee.