2016 Hopeful Stakes Results & Race Replay - Practical Joke

Dave Bond | OTB Writer

Practical Joke Wins Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

The $350,000 Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes was run Labor Day Monday, September 5 at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. A solid group of two year olds raced seven furlongs on Saratoga's dirt track. The race was highlighted by a photo-finish with 2-1 second choice Practical Joke prevailing over a couple of longshots - Royal Copy who was sent off at 15-1 odds and third place finisher Pretty Boy Flash who went to the post at 25-1 odds. 3-1 third choice Bitumen was fourth in the field of seven while Everybodyluvsrudy, Runaway Lute and 8-5 favorite Classic Empire completed the order of finish. Classic Empire has issues at the start and unseated jockey Irad Ortiz early on.

2016 Hopeful Stakes Race Results & Payoffs

Post Horse Jockey WIN PLACE SHOW
2 Practical Joke Jose L. Ortiz 6.20 3.90 3.20
5 Royal Copy Luis Saez 13.40 7.10
7 Pretty Boy Flash John R. Velazquez 8.10

Payoffs:

  • $2 Exacta (2-5) Paid: $53.00
  • $1 Trifecta (2-5-7) Paid: $284.50
  • $1 Superfecta (2-5-7-4) Paid: $1,154.00
  • $2 Daily Double (2/2) Paid: $32.00
  • $2 Pick 3 (6/2/2) Paid: $130.00

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