Saturday, May 26 2012


AWESOME MARIA, IT’S TRICKY SQUARE OFF IN OGDEN PHIPPS


ELMONT, N.Y. – Awesome Maria and It’s Tricky will put their undefeated 2012 records on the line Monday when they meet for the first time in the Grade 1, $400,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap, one of four graded stakes on an action-packed Memorial Day card at Belmont Park.

The 1 1/16th-mile Ogden Phipps will be run as race 8 on the 11-race holiday card, which also features the Grade 1, $300,000 Acorn for 3-year-old fillies, the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point for 3-year-old turf fillies, and the highlight of the afternoon, the Grade 1, $750,000 Metropolitan Handicap. Together, they comprise a $500,000 Guaranteed All Graded Stakes Pick 4, beginning with the Sands Point in race 7.





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