Henley’s Joy Wins the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes,(G1T), at Belmont 

The $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday kicks off a new series for 3-year-olds called the Turf Trinity, with the newly-created $1 million Saratoga Derby and Jockey Club Derby completing the circuit in the coming months.

Race 9. Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes,(G1T). For three-year-old at 1 1/4 miles on turf. Purse $1,000,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Moon Colony  Julien R. Leparoux Mark Casse 12/1
2 Standard Deviation  Jose L. Ortiz Chad Brown 15/1
3 Seismic Wave  Joel Rosario William Mott 5/1
4 English Bee  Junior Alvarado Graham Motion 30/1
5 Plus Que Parfait  Tyler Gaffalione Brendan Walsh 15/1
6 Henley’s Joy  Jose Lezcano Michael Maker 12/1
7 Master Fencer  Suguru Hamanaka Koichi Tsunoda 12/1
8 Social Paranoia  Manuel Franco Todd Pletcher 8/1
9 Cape of Good Hope  Wayne Lordan Aidan O’Brien 30/1
10 Spinoff  Luis Saez Todd Pletcher 15/1
11 Blenheim Palace  Michael Hussey Aidan O’Brien 30/1
12 Demarchelier  Javier Castellano Chad Brown 6/1
13 Digital Age  Irad Ortiz, Jr. Chad Brown 9/2
14 Rockemperor  John R. Velazquez Chad Brown 8/1

Summary Results:

$2 Wager Paid

Horse Win Place Show
Henley’s Joy  43.60 21.60 13.60
Social Paranoia  15.80 9.20
Rockemperor 8.70

Digital Age ran fourth.

Seismic Wave went off as the 4/1 favorite.

Running time – 1:58.29

Our Top Three Picks:

  • Demarchelier
  • Digital Age
  • Seismic Wave

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