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2012 Beldame and Vosburgh Stakes


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The Lumber Guy wins the 2012 Vosburgh Stakes
The Lumber Guy wins the 2012 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park

The Lumber Guy wins the 2012 Vosburgh Stakes at Belmont Park

© Vanessa Ng
The $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (G1) is a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Breeders' Cup Sprint. A field of 9 older horses (8 betting interests) contested this 6 furlong main track event, with the two-horse entry of Jerome Stakes (G2) winner The Lumber Guy and Affiliate Stakes winner Sean Avery sent off as the 2-1 favorite. In to challenge the pair included 3-1 second choice Justin Phillip, second in the Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) last out, and 6-1 third choice Fort Loudon, off a close second in the King's Bishop (G1).

7-1 Poseidon's Warrior battled for the lead with 9-1 Little Drama through fractions of 22.57 and 45.06 while stalked by The Lumber Guy and Sean Avery. Poseidon's Warrior continued to lead to the 1/8 pole through 5/8 in 56.91, but The Lumber Guy, 4th early, easily passed him at the 1/16 pole and drew off to win by 1 1/4 lengths over late-running 8-1 Caixa Eletronica in 1:09.22 over the good track. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to Poseidon's Warrior third.

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