The first stakes race on Saturday was the $200,000 Bay Shore Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds sprinting 7 furlongs on the main track. Eightyfiveinafifty, who broke his maiden by 17 lengths but bolted and did not finish in the Whirlaway last out, was sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the field of 6 over 3-1 second choice Hurricane Ike, shipping in from Santa Anita where he was second in the Jack Goodman Stakes in October followed by a third place effort in an allowance in March, and 4-1 third choice Raynick's Jet, making his stakes debut after an allowance win last out.
As expected, Eightyfiveinafifty went to the lead exiting the chute and battled with Hurricane Ike through an opening quarter of 22.67 and a half in 45.01. Entering the stretch, jockey Ramon Dominguez asked the favorite to draw clear and he did so, opening up through the drive to win going away by 2 1/2 lengths in 1:21.89. It was another 2 1/2 lengths back from Hurricane Ike to Remand third.
Results chart from DRF