|Date||Track||Type of Race||Finish||Earnings|
|Jul 11, 2020||Bel||Md Sp Wt 53K||2||$10,600|
|May 21, 2021||Bel||Md Sp Wt 75K||5||$3,000|
|Jun 20, 2021||Bel||Md 40000||3||$5,400|
|Total Earnings for Hibiscus Stables||$19,000|
Highway Queen ran a very good third in her turf debut at Belmont Park on Sunday having trouble at the break, having to check in the backstretch, then rallying late but unable to get to the winner. Breaking from post 6 Highway Queen bumped with a rival at the start, settled in the back half of the field, went three-to-four-wide on the turn, came six-wide into the stretch, and finished with good energy for the show.
We spoke with trainer Steve Klesaris after the race and Steve said, “She had to check in the backstretch and that cost her position. She ran well.”
We also spoke with Hibiscus Stables CEO Mike Oliveto after the race. Mike said, “Between the bumping at the break and the checking on the backstretch she lost a good deal of ground and momentum. With a clean trip I think she wins this race. It’s disappointing but it’s horse racing.”
Highway Queen earned $5,400 for Sunday’s third place finish.
Highway Queen was claimed out of the race for $40,000.
Highway Queen is entered to run in Sunday’s 10th race at Belmont Park which is a Maiden Claiming $40,000 for fillies and mares, three-years old and up, going 6 furlongs on the turf. She drew post position 7 and jockey Javier Castellano is named to ride. Castellano is currently ranked 10th in the Belmont Park jockey standings with 15 wins and a 12% winning percentage.
Highway Queen is currently the 4-1 Daily Racing Form morning line third choice in the race. She’s the DRF Consensus selection to win the race. Two DRF handicappers select her to win the race.
The purse for this race is $45,000.
First race post time is 1:00 PM and Highway Queen’s race is Race 10 which is scheduled to go off at 5:44 PM.