Close Hatches Wins Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga Race Course
Las Vegas, NV - The $500,000 Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes was contested at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York on Friday, August 22. Close Hatches posted her third straight Grade 1 triumph - this time by a relatively easy five lengths on a sloppy track as the 19-10 favorite. In turn, Close Hatches earned an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Distaff. 15-1 shot Fiftyshadesofhay was a distant second, with the late-running Stanwyck coming on for third. Antipathy was fourth followed by 2-1 second choice Princess of Sylmar, Belle Gallantey, and Majestic River.
Personal Ensign S. Race Results & Payouts
Times in 5ths: :23 :463 1:11 1:364 1:503
Times in 100ths: :23.05 :46.61 1:11.12 1:36.94 1:50.62
Winning Trainer: Mott William | Owner: Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
|Unplaced horses listed in order of finish.|
|Also ran: Antipathy, Princess of Sylmar, Belle Gallantey and Majestic River|
|$2 Exacta (6-4) Paid: $75.00, $2 Trifecta (6-4-2) Paid: $361.50, $2 Pick 3 (3-9-6) 3 Correct Paid: $194.00 Pick 3 Pool $112,560.00 , $2 Daily Double (9-6) Paid: $35.60 Daily Double Pool $106,983.00 , $2 Superfecta (6-4-2-1) Paid: $1,488.00|