Saturday, October 21 2017


Brown, Castellano team up with pair of victories on EmpireShowcase Day


$38K Pick 6 carryover on tap Sunday

ELMONT, N.Y. - Trainer Chad Brown and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano teamed up Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park for back-to-back wins on Empire Showcase Day, a unique 11-race all-New York-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses.

Peter Brant's Fifty Five got the duo off to a sharp start in the $200,000 Ticonderoga, plying her usual off-the-pace style to win by a length and cover 1 1/16 miles over the inner turf in 1:41.65.

The Get Stormy filly was rated eighth down the backside while the pace was set by Barrel of Dreams who set an opening quarter-mile in 25.17 seconds, and a half in 49.42. Fifty Five was sent along to close along the outside, and after three-quarters was run in 1:12.66, a strong outside charge allowed Fifty Five to take command in the stretch and clear of runner-up Flipcup and third-place finisher Ancient Secret.





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