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2012 Bowling Green Handicap

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Sean Avery wins the Affiliate Stakes
Sean Avery horse racing

Sean Avery wins the 2012 Affiliate Stakes at Belmont Park

© Vanessa Ng
September 8, 2012

Immediately after the Bowling Green, a field of just four older horses sprinted 6 furlongs on the main track in the $80,000 Affiliate Stakes. 5-2 third choice Crossbow battled for the lead with 7-5 favorite Royal Currier down the backstretch through fractions of 22.06 and 45.39, while 2 lengths in front of 8-5 second choice Sean Avery stalking them third. Royal Currier gained a short lead in mid-stretch through 5/8 in 57.87 before tiring. Sean Avery with jockey Joe Bravo gained the lead and drew off to win by 2 1/4 lengths over 7-1 longest shot Zero Rate Policy in 1:11.46 over the fast track. Royal Currier was just a nose back in third.

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