Firenze Fire Wins Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park
Belmont Park in Elmont, New York was the scene of the $500,000 G1 Champagne Stakes on Saturday, October 7 - a one-mile dirt race for some of the best two-year-old in the land. Mr. Amore Stable homebred, 11-1 shot Firenze Fire bounced back off his only career blemish and secured the half-length victory in the field of 13 while earning an automatic berth into the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Del Mar. 4-1 second betting choice Good Magic finished second with Enticed rallying to capture third at 7-1 odds. Kowboy Karma was a close fourth while Hazit, 5-1 third choice Honorable Treasure, 3-1 race favorite Aveenu Malcainu, Full of Run, Bahamian, Stronger, Master Manipulator and Blame It On Honey completed the order of finish.
2017 Champagne Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (12-6) Paid: $170.00
- $1 Trifecta (12-6-4) Paid: $794.00
- $1 Superfecta (12-6-4-1) Paid: $4,916.00
- $2 Daily Double (6/12) Paid: $199.00
- $2 Pick 3 (2/6/12) Paid: $501.00