Messi Wins Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park
Las Vegas, NV - Belmont Park turf in Elmont, New York played host to the $200,000 Grade 3 Knickerbocker Stakes on Saturday, October 10 -a 1 1/8 mile test for horses three years old and upward. 4-1 third betting choice German bred Messi utilized a strong kick down the stretch to claim victory by a nose in the field of nine. 34-1 long shot Cage Fighter finished a very good second while second choice Mr Speaker got in for third. Defending champion Legendary finished fourth followed by All Included, Middleburg, race favorite War Dancer, Hothersal and Blingo. Mexikoma and VE Day unfortunately scratched.