9 Running on Thursday, August 17, 2023
The Rockville Centre, previously run at Belmont, has moved to July 17 at Saratoga and will go as the $100,000 Rick Violette, a six-furlong sprint for New York-bred juveniles, in honor of the late Richard A. Violette, Jr., the longtime NYRA horseman and former president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association. Violette enjoyed tremendous success at the Spa including last summer when Diversify captured an emotional renewal of the Whitney. A lifelong supporter of all aspects of the industry, Violette, Jr. was a founding member of the Board of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and co-created the TAKE THE LEAD Thoroughbred Retirement Program. He also co-founded TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program with a focus on providing an avenue for the retraining of retired racehorses.
$150,000.00 1 1/16 (Turf) Grade:
|2023||Ramblin' Wreck||3||123||1:41.40||Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, Searles, Peter and Searles, Patti||Danny Gargan||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||$68,750|
|2022||Practice Squad||3||118||1:44.69||Jordan V. Wycoff||Joe Sharp||Flavien Prat||$68,750|
|2021||Run Curtis Run||2||122||1:12.48||Michael Dubb & Michael J. Caruso||Michael J. Maker||Jose Ortiz||$55,000|
|2019||Sky of Hook||2/C||122||1:13.17||E.V. Racing Stable||Rudy R. Rodriguez||Luis Saez||$55,000|
|2018||La Fuerza||2||122||1:12.27||Barry K. Schwartz||Todd Pletcher||Manuel Franco||60,000|
|2017||What a Catch||2||122||1:11:21||Gary Barber||Todd Pletcher||John Velazquez||$60,000|
|2016||Runaway Lute||-||122||1:10:82||Harold Lerner LLC and Nehoc Stables||Gary Contessa||Javier Castellano||$75,000|
|2015||Manipulated||-||118||1:12:67||Chester and Mary Broman, Sr||James A. Jerkens||Luis Saez||$75,000|
|2014||Bustin It||-||118||1:11:69||S J Bee Stable, Michael Mareina, and Kuehne Racing||Michael Mareina||Rajiv Maragh||$75,000|
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