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Jan 21, 2005

Maddy's Lion takes holiday stakes


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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