Easy Goer

Few horses have been as beloved in New York as Easy Goer. The charismatic chestnut was nearly perfect in the Empire State for owner Ogden Phipps, trainer Shug McGaughey, and jockey Pat Day. At Belmont Park alone, he took the Cowdin, Champagne, Belmont Stakes, Woodward, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and Suburban, all G1s. The Easy Goer Stakes was introduced as an overnight stakes race in 2011. It was restricted to three-year-olds beginning in 2012, and formally added to the stakes program for the 2014 running.

Year Horse Age Weight Time Owner Trainer Jockey Value
2017 West Coast 3/C 117 1:41.50 West, Gary and Mary Bob Baffert Mike E. Smith $150,000
2016 Economic Model 117 1:40:18 Klaravich Stables Inc. and William H. Lawrence Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr. $150,000
2015 Japan 115 1:42:14 Barry K. Schwartz William Mott Junior Alvarado $150,000
2014 Kid Cruz 3 121 1:41.12 Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds LLC and Black Swan Stable Linda Rice Irad Ortiz, Jr. 87,000
2013 Power Broker 3 122 1:41.55 West, Gary and Mary Bob Baffert Rosie Napravnik $90,000
2012 Teeth of the Dog 3 119 1:42.84 J.W. Singer LLC Michael R. Matz Joel Rosario $60,000
2011 Friend Or Foe 4 120 1:40.13 Broman, Sr., Chester and Mary John C. Kimmel Alex O. Solis $36,000
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