West Point Thoroughbreds’ 3-year-old Einstein gelding Scholar Athlete took them gate to wire in a tough Belmont allowance race on Thursday, establishing himself as a top contender for the $1,000,000 Queen’s Plate run on July 3 at Woodbine.
Trained by Graham Motion, Scholar Athlete pulled an 8-1 upset under leading jockey Jose Ortiz. NYRA on air personality Andy Serling picked Scholar Athlete on top in the paddock mainly because he was running as a first time gelding and adding blinkers for the first time. The combination helped him make the grade. Continue »