Nominations close on Saturday for the Grade 1 $500,000
United Nations Stakes to be run here at one-mile-and-three-eighths on the grass
on July 7 and Director of Racing Mike Dempsey will have Eldaafer on his list.
Diane Alvarado said that she has nominated the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Marathon
winner, who finished sixth in the 2011 edition of the race. The United Nations
is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event for the $3 Million Breeders’ Cup
Turf to be run at Santa Anita this fall.
this morning (four furlongs in :48.40) and he’s fit and more himself now,” she
who also ran in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Marathon, was second last time out in
the Grade 2 Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont
Park on June 8 after
chasing the lone speed all the way in the mile-and-a-half race on the main
tired at the eighth pole and I told the owners (Jim Atwell and Kevin Jacobsen)
that he was allowed because it was his first race since March. But he still
tried hard until the end and he came out of the race good.”