Henleys Joy, Concrete Rose to Continue Into The US$5.25 NYRA's inaugural Turf Triple Series
Bloom Racing Stable's Gr.1 Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes winner Henley's Joy and Gr.1 Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes Concrete Rose are both are two of several horses reported being well after competing in Belmont Park's Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card.
Fourteen 3YO Turf specialists grass runners from the United States, Europe and Japan lined for the US$1 Gr. million Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes. The Kitten's Joy colt made his mark on the Derby overtaking Social Paranoia from the outside and closing strong for a three-quarter-length victory, causing a huge upset.
According to trainer Rusty Arnold, who noted Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing's daughter of Twirling Candy would be headed to the Aug. 2 Saratoga Oaks which is part of the US$5.25 million NYRA's inaugural Turf Triple Series.
Bill Farish's homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return score in the G.3 Dwyer Stakes.
McGaughey said he was pleased with how the Noble Mission colt has matured throughout his 3-year-old campaign.
Looking ahead to Saratoga, McGaughey said he would consider the Gr.2 Jim Dandy Stakes, with the ultimate goal being the Gr.1 Runhappy Travers Stakes.