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BT Pinhook Grads Ready to Roll on Belmont Day

Belmont Park has an incredible day of racing lined up tomorrow with $7.7 million in Stakes races. Only Breeders Cup Saturday is worth more money. Three Bradley Thoroughbreds Pinhook Graduates will line up to try and grab some of the glory.

First up SWEET WHISKEY will take on twelve rivals in the (G1) Acorn Stakes at 2:32 PM ET. It is an incredibly good group of fillies with Kentucky Oaks runner up MY MISS SOPHIA leading the way at odds of 6-5. Sweet Whiskey was purchased by Bradley Thoroughbreds at the Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale in 2012 for $75,000 and was resold at the 2013 OBS March two-year-old in training sale for $300,000. Good luck and safe trip to her and her connections

 (G1) Acorn Stakes – 1 mile (Dirt) – 2:32 PM ET

Post  Horse Sire Jockey  Trainer 
1 Fashion Plate Old Fashioned G. Stevens Simon Callaghan
2 House Rules Distorted Humor A. Solis Allen Jerkens
3 Fiftyshadesofgold My Golden Song M. Smith Bret Callhoun
4 Sweet Whiskey Old Fashioned J. Velazquez  Todd Pletcher
5 Sweet Reason Street Sense I. Ortiz Leah Gyarmanti
6 Tiz So Sweet Tiznow J. Alvarado Bill Mott
7 Unbridled Forever Unbridled’s Song J. Rosario Dallas Stewart
8 My Miss Sophia Unbridled’s Song J. Castellano Todd Pletcher
9 Artemis Agrotera Roman Ruler J. Ortiz Mike Hushion
10 Lady Paradime Parading R. Maragh Kelly Breen
11 Risque Reality More Than Ready C. Velasquez Peter Pugh
12 Vero Amore Mineshaft F. Pennington Robert Reid
13 Euphrosyne Harlan’s Holiday R. Napravnik Steve Asmussen
Sweet Whiskey Winning at Saratoga
Sweet Whiskey Winning at Saratoga

Next up NORMANDY INVASION will take on twelve horses in the very tough (G1) Met Mile with a purse of $1,250,000. The main threat in here is the very talented 2013 Belmont winner PALACE MALICE. It will be a good match up between these two. Bradley Thoroughbreds Pinhook Venture purchased “Normandy” privately at the Keeneland September 2011 Yearling Sale. He was then resold to Fox Hill Farms at the 2012 Keeneland April two-year-old sale for $230,000. Good luck to him and his connections tomorrow!

(G1) Metropolitan Mile – 1 mile (Dirt) – 4:48 PM ET 

Post  Horse Sire Jockey Trainer
1 Palace Malice Curlin J. Velazquez Todd Pletcher
2 Vyjack Into Mischief I. Ortiz Rudy Rodriguez
3 Scarly Charly Friends Lake M. Franco Mike Hushion
4 Goldencents Into Mischief M. Smith Doug O’Neill
5 Moreno Ghostzapper J. Rosario Eric Guillot
6 Central Banker Speightstown C. Nakatani Al Stall
7 Capo Bastone Street Boss V. Espinoza Todd Pletcher
8 Declan’s Warrior Majestic Warrior J. Bravo Nick Zito
9 Normandy Invasion  Tapit J. Castellano Chad Brown
10 Clearly Now Horse Greeley J. Lezcano Brian Lynch
11 Broadway Empire Empire Maker S. Stevens Robertino Diodoro
12 Romansh Bernardini J. Ortiz Tom Albertrani
13 Shakin It Up Midnight Lute R. Napravnik Bob Baffert

To finish the day off COMMANDING CURVE will attempt to take down Triple Crown hopeful CALIFORNIA CHROME in the (G1) Belmont Stakes. After finishing a very impressive second in the Kentucky Derby, Commanding Curve comes in to this race fresh after skipping the Preakness. Being from an A.P. Indy sire line and with his last to first closing style he will be a tough customer for “Chrome” on Saturday. While Bradley Thoroughbreds will of course be rooting for California Chrome on Saturday we will be hopeful our pinhook graduate puts in a big performance! Commanding Curve was originally purchased for $60,000 by the Bradley Thoroughbreds Pinhook Venture at the 2012 Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale and resold to West Point Thoroughbreds for $75,000 at the 2013 OBS April Sale two-year-old sale. Good luck to him and his connections on Saturday!

(G1) Belmont Stakes – 1 1/2 (Dirt) – 6:52 PM ET

Post  Horse Sire Jockey Trainer
1 Medal Count Dynaformer R. Albarado Dale Romans
2 California Chrome Lucky Pulpit V. Espinoza Art Sherman
3 Matterhorn Tapit J. Bravo Todd Pletcher
4 Commanding Curve  Master Command  S. Bridgmohan  Dallas Stewart 
5 Ride On Curlin Curlin J. Velazquez Bill Gowan
6 Matuszak Bernardini M. Smith Bill Mott
7 Samraat Noble Causeway J. Ortiz Rick Violette
8 Commissioner A.P. Indy J. Castellano Todd Pletcher
9 Wicked Strong Hard Spun R. Maragh James Jerkens
10 General A Rod Roman Ruler R. Napravnik Mike Maker
11 Tonalist Tapit J. Rosario Christophe Clement

Good luck and safe trip to all running on Saturday!

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