2017 Poker Stakes Results & Race Replay - Ballagh Rocks

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Ballagh Rocks Wins Poker Stakes at Belmont Park

The $300,000 G3 Poker Stakes went down Father's Day Sunday, June 18. Horses four years old and upward lined up on Belmont Park's turf track and raced one mile. Donegal Racing's 3-1 second betting choice Ballagh Rocks earned his first graded stakes score over even-money favorite Projected who made a bid but settled for second. Night Prowler, who was sent off at 4-1 odds finished third in the field that was trimmed to just five with Catapult, another 3-1 shot and Bolting completing the order of finish. Lubash and Weekend Hideaway scratched.

2017 Poker Stakes Race Results & Payoffs

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
3 Ballagh Rocks Jose Lezcano 8.20 3.20 2.30
2 Projected (GB) Joel Rosario 2.60 2.10
1 Night Prowler Irad Ortiz, Jr. 2.40


  • $2 Exacta (3-2) Paid: $22.00
  • $1 Trifecta (3-2-1) Paid: $24.80
  • $1 Superfecta (3-2-1-6) Paid: $38.50
  • $2 Daily Double (8/3) Paid: $54.00
  • $2 Pick 3 (7/8/3) Paid: $130.50

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