….within 10 minutes of each other. Ring Weekend became a multiple graded stakes winner this afternoon with his victory in the Grade 3 Saranac, the last stakes of the 2014 Saratoga meet. It was his first win on the turf after a strong second in the Sir Cat Stakes on July 18, Saratoga’s opening day. Congratulations to jockey John Velazquez and owners West Point Thoroughbreds and St. Elias Stables, LLC.
Photo: Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand
Just moments later, Ralphy Meahjohn’s Munirah and Trevor McCarthy triumphed in the Grade 3 Boiling Springs Stakes at Monmouth Park. This was Mr. Meahjohn’s second graded stakes win in the past 10 days; his Rusty Slipper captured Monmouth’s Grade 3 Violet Stakes on August 23. He is also the owner of Delaware Oaks winner Fortune Pearl. It’s been quite a summer for the Meahjohn string!
To make this afternoon even more memorable, Ring Weekend’s score was Herringswell’s 100th win for the year, with Munirah quickly providing number 101!