Monday, September 17 2012

BELMONT PARK NOTES; Sunday, September 16, 2012

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Chad Brown reported Sunday morning that Samitar came out of her narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Garden City at Belmont Park in good shape, and next will point for the Grade 1, $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on Saturday, October 13 at Keeneland.

With her gutsy head victory over Somali Lemonade in the Garden City, the 3-year-old filly did something even her champion sire, Rock of Gibraltar, couldn’t accomplish – win a North American Grade 1 to go along with a victory in a European classic. Rock of Gibraltar won both the English and Irish 2000 Guineas, but came up just short in his lone North American start, the 2002 Breeders’ Cup Mile.

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