Pure Prize - Well At The Top (IRE), by Saddler’s Wells | 2008 Gelding - (View Pedigree)


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Modified On: 11/6/2014



Graded stakes placed Top Surprize began his racing career on the turf at Gulfstream Park as a homebred for Palides Investments N. V., Inc. and trained by Bill Mott. A claim by Richard Ravin and transfer to the barn of Larry Rivelli was followed by a four race win streak on the Arlington turf at distances of 1 mile and 1 1/16 miles. He raced well on the Saratoga and Belmont turf courses and won the Summing Stakes at a mile on the turf at Belmont for owners Naipaul and Terikchand Chatterpaul, with Javier Castellano on board. At 4, Top Surprize ran a gritty race in the 2012 For Marcy Stakes (G3) when traffic forced him five wide yet he charged up to wrest third place. But it had taken something out of him. In his next start, against much less challenging company, he did not hit the board. David Jacobson and Drawing Away Stable, who had claimed him out of that race, determined that racing was no longer in the horse’s best interest. Old Friends thanks Mr. Jacobson and Drawing Away Stable for facilitating the retirement of Top Surprize. 


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