Breeders' Cup 2014

                                          GET FREE BREEDERS' CUP PICKS!  WATCH THE VIDEO! 
Ticker
  • American Pharoah is out of the BC Juvenile due to a bone bruise. Posted 1 day ago
  • Dame Dorothy remains unbeaten in the Turnback the Alarm! Posted 3 days ago
  • West Coast Belle wins the Rags to Riches for fun! Posted 3 days ago
  • Conquest Tsunami storms to victory in the Street Sense! Posted 3 days ago
  • Military Attack defeats a top field in the Sha Tin Trophy! Posted 3 days ago
  • Canadian Lexie Lou wins the Autumn Miss at Santa Anita! Posted 4 days ago
  • Pick of the Litter edges Departing in the final strides of the Fayette! Posted 4 days ago
  • Salutos Amigos is best in the Bold Ruler! Posted 4 days ago
  • Adelaide wins a thrilling edition of the Cox Plate! Posted 5 days ago
  • 201 Pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup, including 15 in the Classic. Posted 7 days ago

Saginaw Doesn't Disappoint in Gravesend

Saginaw reaffirmed his status as the winningest horse in New York this year on Saturday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack, outdueling Royal Currier through the stretch to take the 54th running of the Gravesend Handicap and notch his 10th victory of 2012.

 

With Junior Alvarado in the irons, the 6-year-old gelding tracked Royal Currier through opening fractions of 23.37 and 45.83 seconds before drawing alongside the pacesetter and prevailing by a length after a stretch-long duel.

 

“He’s a class horse, and when I asked him he gave it all to me,” said Alvarado of Saginaw, who completed six furlongs in 1:09.40. “It was pretty much easy at the end. When we turned for home, I knew how much horse I had. [Royal Currier] was still trying, but I had plenty of horse left.”

 

Claimed for $30,000 in March by trainer David Jacobson and Drawing Away Stable, the 6-year-old gelding has won nine of 11 races for his current connections, including victories over fellow New York-breds in the Carr Heaven, Affirmed Success, John Morrissey, Promenade All and Fourstars Allstar Stakes.

 

“That was a legitimate horse he beat [Royal Currier]; Linda [Rice] always does a great job,” said Jacobson. “They ran really fast. I’m happy to see he can compete in open company now. The only other time he did was in May [sixth in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap].”

 

With the winner’s share of the $75,000 purse, Saginaw has earned $507,650 in 2012. Overall, he is 16-6-2 from 34 lifetime starts and has bankrolled $739,190. He returned $3.10 for a $2 win bet as the 1-2 favorite.

 

Royal Currier was three lengths ahead of Isn’t He Perfect, with 2011 Gravesend winner Frazil completing the order of finish. Broad Rule and Hillswick were scratched.

 

Currently tied with Clean Jean and Winning Dubai with the highest number of wins in North America this year, Saginaw will be back to try for victory No. 11 on December 26 at the Big A when he returns to state-bred company in the $75,000 Alex M. Robb.

 

“We’ll definitely be back for the Alex M. Robb, provided he comes back OK,” said Jacobson. “He’ll let us know.”

 

 

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories