Channel Maker Wins the Joe Hirsch Turf Classis Stakes, Grade I, at Belmont

Race 8. Joe Hirsch Turf Classis Stakes, Grade I. For three-year-old an up at 1 1/2 miles on turf. Purse $500,000.

Channel Maker by winning the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic qualified for the Breeders’ Cup Turf on November 3 at Churchill Downs.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Robert Bruce Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 2/1
2 Hi Happy Luis Saez Todd Pletcher SCR
3 Sadler’s Joy Javier Castellano Thomas Albertrani 5/1
4 Carrick John Velazquez Thomas Morley 8/1
5 Teodoro Ryan Moore Thomas Dascombe 15/1
6 Spring Quality Edgar Prado Graham Motion 4/1
7 Highland Sky Manuel Franco Barclay Tagg 12/1
8 Channel Maker Jose Ortiz Bill Mott 9/2


$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Channel Maker $12.00 $4.00 $2.90
Robert Bruce $3.10 $2.49
Sadler’s Joy $3.20

Highland Sky ran fourth. Running time – 2:30.73

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Sadler’s Joy
  • Carrick
  • Robert Bruce


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