With the races being taken off the turf today at Belmont it left us with two runners, one at Woodbine and Miss Ella ‘off the turf’ at Belmont. Scholar Athlete was running his second race at Woodbine as he is Ontario bred. First time out he got a little tired but the extra distance helped today to give him his first win. Congratulations to West Point Thoroughbreds.
Miss Ella’s Christiecat Stakes was off the turf but having won a Grade II already on the dirt she took her place. She had a ground saving trip which was just as well as it wasn’t a runaway win but she got her head to the wire quite comfortably in the end. Congratulations to Jack Swain, owner and breeder of both her and her Mother.
Photo by Chelsea Durand, Coglianese Photography