2016 Just a Game Stakes Results & Race Replay - Celestine

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Celestine Wins Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park

Belmont Park in Elmont, New York played host to the $700,000 Grade 1 Longines Just a Game Stakes on Saturday, June 11 as part of the Belmont Stakes undercard. Fillies and mares four years old and upward were featured when they took to Belmont Park's turf track and raced 1 mile. It was Bill Mott trained 7-1 co-third choice Celestine that prove to be much the best on the day, pulling away and winning by 3 3/4 lengths in the field of 13. 7-2 second choice Recepta finished second with Mrs McDougal, the tepid 7-2 favorite finished third. Lady Lara came in fourth, followed by Faufiler, Prize Exhibit, Rainha Da Bateria, Strike Charmer, La Berma, Lexie Lou, Tapitry, Irish Rookie, and My Miss Sophia, to complete the order of finish.

2016 Just a Game Stakes Race Results & Payoffs

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
8 Celestine Junior Alvarado 17.00 8.50 5.70
2 Recepta John R. Velazquez 5.40 3.90
7 Mrs McDougal Jose L. Ortiz 3.60


  • $2 Exacta (8-2) Paid: $101.50
  • $1 Trifecta (8-2-7) Paid: $210.00
  • $1 Superfecta (8-2-7-13) Paid: $4,628.50
  • $2 Daily Double (9/8) Paid: $203.50
  • $2 Pick 3 (12/9/8) Paid: $4,825.00
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