Come Dancing Wins the Ruffian Stakes,(GII), at Belmont Park

The race is named in honor of the U.S. Racing Hall of Fame filly, Ruffian.

Race 8. Ruffian Stakes ,(GII). For four – year-old fillies and mares at one mile on dirt. Purse $250,000.


PP Filly / Mare Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Pacific Wind Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 5/2
2 Sun Studio John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher 15/1
3 Pink Sands Jose L. Ortiz Shug McGaughey 8/1
4 Frostie Anne Hector Rafael Diaz, Jr. Rudy Rodriguez 12/1
5 Come Dancing Manuel Franco Carlos Martin 2/5

Come Dancing won the Ruffian Stakes (G2). She pulled away in the stretch and posted a 6 3/4-length victory over a sloppy (sealed) racetrack.

Come Dancing paid $2.60 for winning, a huge 3-10 favorite, broke slowly in but then prompted the pace of Frostie Anne in second through fractions of :23.76 and :46.97. Midway on the turn she moved to the front as Frostie Anne retreated to last in the field of five.

Pacific Wind took a run at Come Dancing at the top of the stretch. Come Dancing kicked free down the lane. The victory was her sixth in 10 starts and increased her earning to $476,700.

$2 Wager Paid

Filly / Mare Win Place Show
Come Dancing 2.60 2.20 2.10
Pacific Wind 3.00 2.10
Pink Sands 2.40

Sun Studio ran fourth.

Running time – 1:36.54

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Come Dancing – Best Bet of the day but will have very low odds
  • Pacific Wind
  • Frostie Anne

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