View Full Version : 2011 United Nations at Monmouth - good field

Jul. 1, 2011, 10:31 AM
While cited before that 'Passion' will not be entered (he's taking time off from racing) the field looks quite exciting. United Nations Stakes draws international cast (http://www.drf.com/news/monmouth-park-united-nations-stakes-draws-international-cast)

The premier turf event of the Monmouth Park season drew an intriguing international lineup Saturday. The Grade 1, $750,000 stakes at 1 3/8 miles attracted a field of 10 that includes runners bred in Ireland, France, and Chile. There’s even a New Jersey-bred in the lineup, General Perfect, to boot.

The United Nations tops a 12-race card that also features the Grade 3, $200,000 Salvator Mile. First post is 12:50 p.m.

With this as a win-and-you're-in race for the BC its generated broad interest.

Stacelita, bred and raced primarily in France, is one of the more interesting runners in the field. A 5-year-old mare, Stacelita is a three-time Group 1 winner in France.

Stacelita will be making her second start of the season, having run third last month in a Group 3 stakes at Longchamp.

Among the domestic runners, Bourbon Bay and Teaks North are the leading contenders.

Flashback - video 2009 with Presious Passion rocking the house (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZTtBlIng4)