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Pennine Ridge


1st Running on Monday, May 26, 2014

$200,000 1 1/8 3YO (Turf)

Year:Horse:Wt.TimeOwnerTrainerJockeyValueReplay
2014 Gala Award 121 1:49.73 Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael and Smith, Derrick Todd A. Pletcher John R. Velazquez $120,000
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Pennine Ridge was at his best as a sophomore on the Belmont Park turf course. He picked up his first graded stakes victory in the Hill Prince (G3). Jerry Bailey, a year away from his Hall of Fame induction was aboard as they wired the field and set a stakes record of 1:39.87. The colt, owned by New York Racing Association chairman Allan Dragone’s December Hill Farm and trained by David Donk, returned in the fall. A far less established jockey, John Velazquez, was in the irons to take the Jamaica (G2). It was just the third G2 win in New York for Velazquez.