Local Horses Dominate the weekend at Belmont
The $200,000 Empire Classic S. headlines a big day for New York-bred runners at Belmont on Saturday. This nine-furlong feature is expected to draw a big field, including the likes of multiple stakes hero Wishful Tomcat, graded victor Giant Moon, top Empire State sophomore Friend or Foe, Graham Motion’s Icabad Crane and two-time graded stakes-placed Ibboyee from the Todd Pletcher shedrow.
Also on tap for Saturday are the $125,000 Hudson H., $125,000 Iroquois H., $125,000 Mohawk H., $125,000 Ticonderoga H., $100,000 Sleepy Hollow S., $100,000 Maid of the Mist Stakes and the $70,000 Wandering Cloud Stakes.
The wagering menu at Belmont will include a $300K Guaranteed Late Pick 4 every Saturday throughout the entire 2010 Fall Championship Meet.