Wilmington, Del., July 16, 2011 — In a thrilling stretch battle, Bourque Goldstein Thoroughbreds’ Alma d’Oro, with Ramon Dominguez, scored a nose victory over In the Juice, with Wesley Ho, in the $100,000 R.R.M. Carpenter Memorial Stakes at Delaware Park today. It was another 2 1/2-lengths further back to Nacho Friend, with Garrett Gomez, in third.

Alma d’Oro returned $5.00 as the favorite in the field of six and covered the mile and a sixteenth over a fast main track in 1:43.14. The 5-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro raised his career record to seven wins from 22 starts with earnings of $321,038. The Kentucky-bred trained by Todd Pletcher improved his Delaware Park record to three wins, two seconds and a third from seven starts.