Father’s Day at Fort Erie Race Track: From Among the Roses to Cant Beat the Katz

The Fort Erie Race Track hosted a special day of horse racing yesterday to celebrate Father’s Day. Here is a recap of the eight different races:

Race 1: Among the Roses blooms
Kicking off at 12:05 p.m., the first race, a six-furlong maiden special weight event for fillies and mares three years old and upward, saw Among the Roses, ridden by Christopher Husbands, clinch victory with a winning time of 1:12.84. Among the Roses’s win rewarded bettors with $25.40, $9.10, and $5.40. Tachyon Speed, with jockey Sunny Singh, came in second, while Knotty and Nice, ridden by MarkLee Z. Buchanan, secured third place. The winning horse was bred by Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms, Mario Serrani, and Showay Chen, and trained by Joseph Humber for owners Sikura, Glenn, Serrani, Mario, and Chen, Showay.

Race 2: Seeds of Grandeur impresses
The second race, starting at 12:34 p.m., was a claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward, covering about seven furlongs on the turf. Seeds of Grandeur, with Alexis Sanchez in the saddle, finished strong with a winning time of 1:26.54, paying out $19.00, $6.40, and $4.60. Eye Got It Good, ridden by Da-Sean Zavier Gaskin, and Stole the Ring, guided by Amanda Vandermeersch, followed in second and third places, respectively. The winning horse, bred by Richard Forbush, was trained by Steven Cathcart for owner Nancy Fairgrieve.

Race 3: A Gal for T J triumphs
At 1:02 p.m., the third race featured a five and a half-furlong claiming event for fillies and mares. A Gal for T J, ridden by MarkLee Z. Buchanan, crossed the finish line first with a time of 1:05.69. The win paid $11.30, $4.80, and $3.20. Rememberoldtymes, with jockey Terry Husbands, finished second, followed by Pacenza, ridden by Da-Sean Zavier Gaskin. Spendthrift Farm bred the winning horse, trained by Julie Mathes for owner Bruno Schickedanz.

Race 4: Gambler’s Pose wins big
Gambler’s Pose, ridden by Kirk Johnson, took the spotlight in the fourth race, a five-furlong maiden special weight event for fillies and mares, with a winning time of 59.50. The victory paid $23.80, $9.10, and $6.30. Tangerine Twist, guided by Melanie Pinto, secured second place, while Always My Fault, with Ismael Eluid Mosqueira aboard, finished third. Bred by Gus Diakoloukas, the winning horse is trained by Ken Albu for owner Six Brothers Stable.

Race 5: Grand Ambition dominates
The fifth race, a six-furlong allowance event for three-year-olds and upward, saw Grand Ambition, ridden by Kirk Johnson, secure first place with a time of 1:10.17. The win paid $4.10, $2.70, and $2.60. Bajan Bullet, with jockey MarkLee Z. Buchanan, followed in second place, while I Live by Faith, ridden by Da-Sean Zavier Gaskin, finished third. Bred by Joe Pirone & Paul Cooper, Grand Ambition was trained by Anthony Adamo for ICON Racing Stables.

Race 6: Victory March stakes claim
In the sixth race, the Longrun Thoroughbred Retirement Stakes, a five and a half-furlong event for colts and geldings three years old and upward, Victory March, guided by Ismael Eluid Mosqueira, finished first with a time of 1:03.95. The win paid $11.00, $2.90, and $2.10. Truly Mischief, with Melanie Pinto, came in second, followed by Nikolaou, ridden by Christopher Husbands. Bred by Judy B. Hicks, the winning horse is trained by John Simms for owner Tony Gaito.

Race 7: Princess Aleska reigns
In the seventh race, a seven-furlong allowance event for fillies and mares three years old and upward, Princess Aleska, ridden by Kirk Johnson, triumphed with a time of 1:26.13, paying $3.80, $2.40, and $2.10. Turf and Surf, with jockey MarkLee Z. Buchanan, finished second, while Lulu’s Lullaby, ridden by Amanda Vandermeersch, secured third place. Lemon’s Mill LLC bred the winning horse, trained by Anthony Adamo for ICON Racing Stables.

Race 8: Cant Beat the Katz takes the final race
The final race of the day, the Longrun Thoroughbred After Care Stakes, a five and a half-furlong event for fillies and mares three years old and upward, saw Cant Beat the Katz, ridden by Melanie Pinto, claim victory with a time of 1:04.74. The win paid $12.60, $6.20, and $4.00. Forest B, with jockey Christopher Husbands, and J M R Gemma, ridden by Amanda Vandermeersch, finished in second and third places, respectively. Bred by Bruno Schickedanz, the winning horse is trained by Julie Mathes for owner Bruno Schickedanz.

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