It was Quick and Rich and Easter Man down the stretch
3 September 2019, Delaware, USA ~ It was a duel to the finish in the Delaware Park Arabian Classic Gr 1 on Monday, 2 September 2019, at Delaware Park. Six horses went to the post for the One And One Fourth Miles On The Dirt race in pursuit of the winner’s share of the $50,000 prize money.
Quick and Rich settled in the second flight early three wide and advanced into contention four wide around the far turn. Easter Man was up for the duel at the quarter pole to midstretch. Easter Man began to advance after six furlongs, coming three wide inside Quick and Rich, both overtaking the leaders after a mile. Quick and Rich finished first in a driving lead. Bellfast dropped back four wide into the first turn and remained well out in the track the rest of the way coming in third in the clear.
The nine-year-old (2010) chestnut gelding is by TH RICHIE out of Quick Noon, by Highnoon Eclipse.
Winning Horse: QUICK AND RICH
Winning Trainer: Gerald Iverson
Winning Jockey: Jose R. Betancourt
Winning Owner: Tom Fritz
2. EASTER MAN (Chiappe, Ricardo)
3. BELLFASTT (Rodriguez, Juan)
4 MADJIKMAN (Cintron, Alex)
5. UPTOWN CRUISEDIRECTOR (Garcia, Jose)
6. THESS IS AWESOME. (Coa, Keiber)
The winning time was 2:20:55
Photo provided on behalf of EARA.
photo credit = Hoofprints, Inc.