Barn Notes

26 Nominated For Grade 1 United Nations Stakes

Posted Thursday, Jun 27, 2013

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Monmouth Park’s top event for turf runners, the Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations Stakes, has attracted 26 nominations.

            The U.N., to be renewed for the 62nd time on July 6, is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” challenge, with the victor getting an automatic berth to the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

            Among those expected for the mile and three eighths turf test is last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf Classic winner Little Mike, who returns to the U.S. for the United Nations after two attempts in Dubai.           

            The full list of nominees are:



Air Support                              Harrods Creek              

Al Khali                                    Little Mike

All Squared Away                    London Lane

Atigun                                      Optimizer

Awake at T Wire                      Russian Greek

Barocci (JPN)                          Shkspeare Shaliyah

Big Blue Kitten                         Skyring

Boisterous                                Tannery (IRE)

Closing Range                          Teaks North

Dannhauser                              They Call Me Giant

Dark Cove                               Twilight Eclipse

Exclusive Strike                        Whatthecatdrugin

Hangover Kid                           Willcox Inn


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