Closing-Day Hagyard Fayette Attracts 35 Nominations

October 12, 2019

Red Oak Stable’s Bal Harbour, runner-up in the recent Woodward Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga, and Calumet Farm’s Everfast, runner-up in this year’s Preakness (G1), are among 35 3-year-olds and up nominated to the 62nd running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) to be run at 1 1/8 miles over the main track on Saturday, Oct. 26, the closing day of the 17-day Fall Meet.

Bal Harbour, who has three other graded stakes placings this year, is trained by Todd Pletcher and one of six Pletcher nominees to the race. Pletcher won the Hagyard Fayette in 2015 with Race Day.

Dale Romans, who trains Everfast, has two other nominees to the Hagyard Fayette. They include Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s Mr Freeze, who won the Ack Ack (G3) at Churchill Downs in his most recent start. Romans won the Hagyard Fayette in 2003 with M B Sea.

Other nominations of note include Wayne Davis’ Mocito Rojo, winner of his past five starts including the Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill, and WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Quip, winner of this spring’s Oaklawn Handicap (G2).

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