Haynesfield - 2011 McMahon Adena Empire Classic
Haynesfield made a triumphant return to the winner's circle at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon, taking the lead at the top of the stretch and holding off a resurgent Green Monster to win the 36th running of the $200000 McMahon Adena Empire Classic on New York Showcase Day. It was the first victory in three starts this year for the 5-year-old son of Speightstown, who had not run since a fifth-place finish in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap on May 30. Owned by Turtle Bird Stable, Haynesfield won the 2009 Empire Classic as a 3-year-old and had an outstanding year in 2010, winning the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap and finishing second in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile.
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