NEW YORK — Javier Castellano, the nation’s leading money-winning jockey, rode three winners Wednesday at Belmont Park, including Wild About Harry in the $77,000 allowance feature.
Castellano, with more than $18 million in purse earnings this season, guided Wild About Harry to a head victory over Touch of Bling in the race for fillies and mares on the turf.
The 3-year-old trained by Linda Rice earned her third win in the last four starts. The time was 1:09.12 for the six furlongs on the firm course.
Wild About Harry paid $12.60, $6 and $2.40.
Touch of Bling, a 33-1 outsider, returned $20 and $4.90.
Animal Appeal set the pace as the 1-5 favorite and settled for third. She paid $2.10 to show.
NEW YORK — Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct.
The 7-year-old set the pace under persistent pressure from Story to Tell. Green Gratto finally put away that rival in deep stretch, and had enough in reserve to fend off a final challenge from All Star Red.
The victory capped a big weekend at Aqueduct for jockey Kendrick Carmouche, who got three stakes wins in a four-day span.
The New Jersey-bred Green Gratto, owned and trained by Gaston Grant, earned his eighth win in 51 starts. The time was 1:10.74 for the six furlongs.
Green Gratto paid $7.30, $4.50 and $2.40 as the 5-2 second choice.
All Star Red returned $11 and $3.40, and Stallwalkin’ Dude, the 4-5 favorite, paid $2.10 to show.
NEW YORK (AP) Lockdown won her stakes debut Sunday, beating Libby’s Tail by 2+ lengths in the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.
Libby’s Tail, the 3-5 favorite, set the pace with Lockdown right behind before taking charge and turning for home.
Kendrick Carmouche rode for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott as Lockdown got her second win in three starts.
“She has such a long stride, you just have to time her run and she’ll take you home from there,” Carmouche said.
The time was 1:44.75 for the one mile, 70 yards.
Lockdown, the 2-1 second choice, paid $6.60, $2.50 and $2.10. Libby’s Tail returned $2.30 and $2.10 and No Sweat paid $3.20 to show.