STAN THE MAN Battles to the Wire to be Runner-Up in G3 Westchester S.
Coming off a two-month rest, STAN THE MAN led most of the way only to get caught inside the final 50 yards to finish runner-up in Belmont’s $200,000 Westchester S.-G3 on sloppy sealed track. Racing one mile, the 5-year-old son of BROKEN VOW grabbed the early lead to set solid fractions of :23, :45 2/5, and 1:09 1/5. Still leading the way turning for home, STAN THE MAN was challenged with an 1/8 mile to go and the two battled head-to-head to the bitter end, coming up a neck short. In the Westchester he defeated two GSWs, including a $1 million earner, plus two Grade 1 performers. STAN THE MAN has recorded five wins in his last nine starts and has done it as a frontrunner or coming from off the pace. Lifetime record: 18-5-6-2, $324,249. O-Long Lake Stable LLC. B-Emma Quinn, Dermot Quinn, Scott Pierce & Debbie Pierce. T-John Terranova II.