9 Running on Saturday, May 20, 2023
Champion Paradise Creek was one of the top grass horses of his generation. The versatile performer was quick enough to compete with the elite milers of his time but had the stamina to win the nation’s top route races. He started off his career for future Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott with a maiden score as a juvenile at Belmont Park. Belmont was also where he hit the reboot button, returning from a ten-month layoff to win his first two sophomore starts. Perhaps the most outstanding race of his career came in the 1994 G1 Manhattan. Pat Day was aboard for a tour de force 6 ¾ length victory. The course record of 1:57.79 for 1 ¼ miles still stands today.
$150,000.00 7 Furlongs (Turf) Grade:
|2023||Eye Witness||3||120||1:25.32||Smith, Derrick, Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael B., Westerberg Limited and Po||Wesley A. Ward||Jose L. Ortiz||$82,500|
|2022||Big Invasion||3||120||1:20.34||Reeves Thoroughbred Racing||Christophe Clement||Joel Rosario||100,000|
|2021||Beren||3||120||1:23.12||Susan C Quick & Christopher J Feifarek||Robert E. Reid, Jr.||Eric Cancel||$55,000|
|2019||Pole Setter||3||117||1:20.77||Steve Landers||Brad H. Cox||Luis Saez||$55,000|
|2018||Gidu (IRE)||3||117||1:20.44||Zayat Stables, LLC||Todd A. Pletcher||John R. Velazquez||$60,000|
|2017||Big Handsome||3||117||1:21:53||Team D Stable||Anthony Dutrow||Javier Castellano||$60,000|
|2016||Too Discreet||-||122||1:20:28||Patricia A. Generazio||Christophe Clement||Joel Rosario||$60,000|
|2015||A Lot||-||118||1:21:71||Amerman Racing LLC||William Mott||John R. Velazquez||$60,000|
|2014||Green Mask||3||118||1:24.17||Abdullah Saeed Almaddah||Christophe Clement||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||$60,000|
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