Results for National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, Grade II

The National Museum of Racing was incorporated in historic Saratoga Springs, New York, in 1950 and moved to its present site on Union Avenue, across the street from Saratoga Race Course, in 1955. The Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor deserving horses, jockeys, and trainers. Known as the Gallant Man from its first running in 1985 until 1991, the turf race for 3-year-olds was run at 1 1/8 miles until 1995. In 1996-97, it was run at 1 1/16 miles, and returned to 1 1/8 miles from 1998 until 2010. From 2011, it was again carded at 1 1/16 miles.

Race 9. National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, Grade II. For three – year-old at 1 1/16 miles on turf. Purse $200,000.

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Gemonteer Manuel Franco Jena Antonucci 10/1
2 Maraud Irad Ortiz, Jr. Todd Pletcher 5/1
3 Gunnison Jevian Toledo Kelly Rubley 15/1
4 Raging Bull Joel Rosario Chad Brown 3/1
5 Ride a Comet Jose Ortiz Mark Casse 8/1
6 Gidu John R. Velazquez Todd Pletcher 5/2
7 Combatant Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steve Asmussen 10/1
8 Sand Dancer Luis Saez Timothy Hills 20/1
9 Have At It Javier Castellano Christophe Clement 12/1
10 Battle At Sea Kendrick Carmouche Michael Maker 30/1
11 Westerland Florent Geroux William Mott 12/1

 

$2 Wager Paid:

Horse Win Place Show
Raging Bull $7.30 $3.60 $3.90
Maraud $5.00 $3.60
Ride a Comet $4.50

Running time: 1:43.69

Raging Bull got up just in time to nail Maraud on the wire for his first graded victory in the GII Hall of Fame S. In no hurry early, the 5-2 chalk bided his time near the back of the pack as Gidu clocked opening splits of :23.44 and :47.23 while well clear of the rest of the field. Raging Bull was swung out to the center of the track turning for home, but still had plenty left to do as Maraud and Ride a Comet took aim at Gidu. Maraud moved passed the tiring pacesetter in the final sixteenth. Raging Bull and Maraud dueled to the wire and Raging Bull won by a nose. Gidu ran fourth followed by Combatant.

Our Top Three Picks were:

Gidu

Maraud

Combatant

 

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