Saturday, Oct. 7th
Soggy weather forced the $200,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Stakes off the grass and onto the sloppy (sealed) dirt course Saturday at ‘Belmont at the Big A’. ( The 6-furlong race was originally written as a Grade 3 event, however the change of surface and the deletion of three entrants saw the race down-graded to a Listed stake. But graded stakes are not REDDAM RACING, LLC’s gutsy gelding TODAY’S FLAVOR (’18 Laoban / Evangelical) had his game face on and showed he meant business as he bested a field of eight rivals to earn his second stakes victory.
Bumped at the start, TODAY’S FLAVOR never missed a beat and made each pole a winning one under jockey JAVIER CASTELLANO. Trainer GEORGE WEAVER has saddled the speedy warrior in his last 11 starts of which TODAY’S FLAVOR has taken him to the winners’ circle 7 times. With lifetime earnings of $474,080 this New York-bred holds a record of 14-7-3-0.
Ahh, the sweet taste of victory!