A strong field of older horses, including a couple of wild
cards, is lining up to go in the $750,000 Betfair/TVG United Nations Stakes
(G1), which kicks off the Independence Day weekend festivities on Saturday,
The field will be topped by Patricia Generazio’s Presious Passion, who will be
going for a third straight victory in the mile and three-eighths turf test. But
the 7-year-old gelding will get plenty of competition from the likes of the
Christophe Clement-trained Winchester, who beat Gio Ponti in the Grade 1
Manhattan Handicap at Belmont last out; Telling, who won the Grade 1 Sword
Dancer at Saratoga last summer, and Take the Points, who won two Grade 1 events
last year and this year was disqualified after finishing first in the Grade 1 Gulfstream
Park Turf Handicap.
Adding spice to the mix is the likely appearance of Europe’s Chinchon, a
Irish-bred 5-year-old who has been racing in France,
and Jeune-Turc, a Brazilian-bred runner who would be making his first U.S. start
after a successful stakes campaign in his native land.
SIRIUS/XM RADIO TO BROADCAST U.N. DAY CARD AT MONMOUTH
The Sirius/XM satellite radio network will broadcast from Monmouth Park
the entire day on Saturday, July 3, and will provide live coverage of the
$750,000 Betfair/TVG United Nations Stakes (G1).
The radio broadcast, which is being sponsored by the New Jersey Thoroughbred
Horsemens Association, will be aired from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Channel 126,
with live coverage of Monmouth’s premier grass event, the 57th running of the
mile and three-eighths U.N.