Awesome Slew Wins Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx Racing
Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania played host to the $300,000 Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes on Labor Day Monday, September 5 - a 1 1/16 mile dirt test for three year olds. 10-1 shot Awesome Slew bounced back from a career worst effort and posted the biggest win of his career - by an easy seven lengths in the field of 14. Awesome Slew will now be pointed toward the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on this track September 24. 5-1 co-second choice Wild About Deb finished second while 28-1 longshot Seeking the Soul utilized a great stretch run to claim third. 2-1 favorite Stickstatelydude was fourth followed by Cocked and Loaded, 5-1 co-second choice Gettysburg, Voluntario, Discreet Lover, Uncle Vinny, Name Changer, Titanium Heart, Abiding Star, Unbridled Daddy and Let Me Go First to complete the order of finish.
2016 Smarty Jones Stakes Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (14-2) Paid: $192.80
- $1 Trifecta (14-2-10) Paid: $1,907.10
- $1 Superfecta (14-2-10-6) Paid: $11,874.50
- $2 Pick 3 (5/4/14) Paid: $2,273.40
- $1 Pick 4 (2,6/5/4/14) Paid: $2,841.10