HIGH FINANCE SET TO RUN IN THE BELMONT STAKES
West Point Thoroughbreds has its second horse to run in the Triple Crown this year. On May 6th Flashy Bull ran in the 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby (G1) and on June 10th High Finance will run in the 138th running o f the $1,000,000 Belmont Stakes (G1). Eibar Coa will get the mount for the mile and a half trip.
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High Finance is a two-time winner this spring for trainer Rick Violette Jr. A colt by Talk Is Money, High Finance owns two wins, a pair of seconds and a third from five starts. He has earned $75,145 in his young career.
After breaking his maiden by more than nine lengths on April 15th at Keeneland, High Finance ran his best effort to date on May 4th at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
High Finance has been training outstanding. He worked an absolutely dazzling mile on May 28th at
"He breezed really well" Violette said. "We know it's a huge step up, but it's a wide open race and nobody knows whose going to get a mile and a half. His breeze was really spectacular. He went the last eighth in 11 and change."
Terry Finley commented "We have a very talented stable of horses right now and this shows some of the depth of it. Rick has done a great job with High Finance; he keeps getting better and better and is set to run a big race for us. It's a big challenge for him but we think he can handle it he's a very special horse."