Beach Patrol Wins Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes at Belmont Park
The $500,000 G1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes was run Saturday, September 30 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Horses three years old and upward took to Belmont Park's turf track and raced 1 1/2 miles. Chad Brown trained 5-1 third betting choice Beach Patrol proved to be too much for the 11-horse field, emerging by an impressive five lengths. Beach Patrol earned an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 4 at Del Mar with the win. Fanciful Angel claimed second at 8-1 odds with tepid 7-2 favorite Oscar Performance finishing another nose back in third. Sadler's Joy, who was also sent off at 7-2 was fourth with Ascend, Channel Maker, Tricked Up, Money Multiplier, The Grey Gatsby, Mekhtaal, and Converge completing the order of finish.