Varied Paths to Victory on Saratoga Showcase Day

Byhubbyhellomoney, under Joel Rosario, goes from claimer to stakes winner in the Fleet Indian. NYRA photo

The winners of the Fleet Indian Stakes and the Albany Stakes at Saratoga Race Course are both lightly raced three-year-olds, but beyond that and their stakes wins on Aug. 27, the horses represent very different paths to New York-bred stakes success. 

Albany winner Americanrevolution boasts elite connections: bred by notable New York breeders Fred W. Hertrich and John D. Fielding, the chestnut colt is trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by WinStar Farm and CHC Inc, who paid $275,000 for the son of Constitution at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale of preferred New York-breds. He is out of Polly Freeze, who is by Super Saver, WinStar Farm’s 2010 Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner. 

If Americanrevolution is (despite his democratic name) a regally bred prince, Byhubbyhellomoney is Cinderella, emerging from modest beginnings to shine at her stakes coming-out party.

A $30,000 yearling purchase at the 2019 Keeneland September sale, the bay filly finished third for trainer Brad Cox in her debut, a maiden special weight on the dirt at Belmont Park last summer, then was claimed for $40,000 from her second start, a winning effort nine months later going six furlongs on the turf, also at Belmont.

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