10 Running on Saturday, June 03, 2023
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.
$200,000.00 1 1/8 (Turf) Grade:II
|2022||Emmanuel||3||118||1:51.11||WinStar Farm LLC and Siena Farm LLC||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz||200,000|
|2021||Sainthood||3||118||1:50.57||CHC Inc. & WinStar Farm LLC||Todd A. Pletcher||Joel Rosario||$110,000|
|2020||Decorated Invader||3/C||122||1:33.66||West Point Thoroughbreds, Freeman, William T., Sandbrook, William and Manning, C||Christophe Clement||Joel Rosario||$82,500|
|2019||Demarchelier||3||117||1:48.20||Peter M. Brant||Chad C. Brown||Javier Castellano||$110,000|
|2018||Catholic Boy||3||123||1:45.78||LaPenta, Robert V., Madaket Stables LLC, Siena Farm LLC, and Twin Creeks Racing||Jonathan Thomas||Javier Castellano||$200,000|
|2017||Oscar Performance||3||123||1:48:44||Amerman Racing LLC||Brian A. Lynch||Jose L. Ortiz||$200,000|
|2016||Camelot Kitten||-||121||1:47:49||Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey||Chad Brown||Irad Ortiz Jr.||$200,000|
|2015||Divisidero||-||121||1:48:03||Gunpowder Farms LLC||William Bradley||Rafael Hernandez||$200,000|
|2014||Gala Award||3||121||1:49.73||Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael and Smith, Derrick||Todd A. Pletcher||John R. Velazquez||$120,000|
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