Ticker
  • Collected (3-5) wins the Precisionist by a pole.Posted 3 days ago
  • Irap (5-2) edges Girvin by a nose in the $500,000 Ohio Derby.Posted 3 days ago
  • Battle of Midway (1-9) cruises in a 4-horse field in the Affirmed.Posted 3 days ago
  • Highland Reel wins another big one, this time in the Prince of Wales's at Royal Ascot.Posted 6 days ago
  • Highland Reel (2-1) powers to victory in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (G1) at Royal AscotPosted 6 days ago
  • Lady Aurelia (2-1) easily wins at Royal Ascot again in the King's Stand (G1).Posted 7 days ago
  • Timeline (1-10) cruises in Monmouth's Pegasus Stakes to remain perfect..Posted 9 days ago
  • Sweeping Paddy (7-2) pounces and scores in the Regret Stakes.Posted 10 days ago
  • Gun Runner (1-2) romps home much the best in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster.Posted 10 days ago
  • Forever Unbridled (1-1) way too much for her Fleur de Lis foes.Posted 10 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
2017 Queen's Plate

Street Story Flies Late in Victory Ride

Street Story, winner of the 2014 Victory Ride Stakes
Photo: NYRA Photo/Joe Labozzetta
Trainer Steve Asmussen, who sent out Untapable to victory in the Grade 1 Mother Goose on Saturday, won a second graded stakes over the weekend when Street Story rallied to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park.

 

Street Story broke last in the field of seven under jockey Joel Rosario, and settled behind a torrid pace set by Red Velvet of 21.48 seconds for the opening quarter-mile and 44.39 for a half. The daughter of Street Cry hugged the rail into the stretch, and once given her cue by Rosario, unleashed a devastating rally to win by 1 ¾ lengths.

 

"I saw there was a lot of speed, and I was right," said Rosario. "In a couple of races she had come from off the pace, and that was the reason why I thought she'd have a good chance. I saw [Miss Behaviour] starting to slow down, and [Street Story] kept fighting and fighting. Going past the eighth pole, I thought I had a good chance to win the race."

 

Street Story, who won the Instant Racing at Oaklawn Park in her last start, entered the Victory Ride off a layoff of two and a half months.

 

"She's been [at Belmont] for about a month and a half," said Toby Sheets, assistant to Asmussen. "We freshened her up and gave her three breezes here. She's been doing really, really good; she likes it here, obviously."

 

Owned by Whispering Oaks Farm, Street Story completed the 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.08 and returned $22.20 on a $2 win wager. With the winner's share of $90,000, the dark bay or brown filly enhanced her bankroll to $251,210.

 

Miss Behaviour, trained by Phil Schoenthal for Cal MacWilliam and Neil Teitelbaum, ran valiantly to hold on for second after tracking the rapid early pace. It was another 1 ½ lengths back to Milam in third, who finished a nose in front of favored Red Velvet.

 

West Coast Chick, Isabelle, and Fat Kat completed the order of finish.

 

 

comments powered by Disqus

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories