3rd Running on Saturday, June 4, 2016
$200,000 1 1/8 3YO (Turf) Grade: III
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.