Jan 21, 2005
Maddy's Lion takes holiday stakes
By: SPORTS NETWORK
Ozone Park, NY (Sports Network) - Aqueduct Race Track commemorated
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by conducting the first ever Jimmy
Winkfield Stakes. The $75,000 race is named for one of the top black
jockeys of the early 20th century.
Formerly known as the Best Turn Stakes, the Jimmy Winkfield was
conducted at a distance of 6-furlongs with a field of six three-year-olds.
More Smoke went off as the 3-2 favorite. However, Maddy"s Lion broke from
the inside and quickly took the lead.
Maddy"s Lion had the lead up the backstretch and around the turn. Heading
into the homestretch More Smoke challenged the leader but could not stay
with Maddy"s Lion.
Ridden by Pablo Fragoso, Maddy"s Lion covered the 6-furlongs in 1:11.43.
More Smoke was 6 1/4 lengths back in second followed by
Lieutenant Danz, Primal Storm, Smokin Forest and Gold Joy.
Maddy"s Lion is owned by Dennis J. Federico and trained by John Pregman, Jr.
The colt notched his second win in four career starts and adds $45,000 to
his bankroll. His total earnings are now more than $80,000
The winner returned $8.20, $3.20 and $2.30. More Smoke paid $2.60
and $2.30, and Lieutenant Danz paid $4.00 for show.
Jimmy Winkfield was the Kentucky Derby winning jockey in 1901 and 1902.
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