Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes

  • Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
  • Inaugural Race: 1977
  • Distance: 1 and 1/2 mile (12 furlongs)
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three Year Olds and up
  • 2018 Purse: $500,000
  • 2018 Race Date: Saturday, September 29th
Mendelssohn winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Photo by Ting Shen/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

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2018 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Entries and Results

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
8Channel MakerJose L. OrtizWilliam I. Mott$12.00$4.00$2.90
1Robert Bruce (CHI)Irad Ortiz, Jr.Chad C. Brown$3.10$2.40
3Sadler's JoyJavier CastellanoThomas Albertrani$3.20
7Highland SkyManuel FrancoBarclay Tagg
5Teodoro (IRE)Ryan L. MooreThomas Dascombe
4CarrickJohn R. VelazquezThomas Morley
6Spring QualityEdgar S. PradoH. Graham Motion

Exotic Payouts

  • $2 Exacta (8-1) Paid: $28.60
  • $2 Trifecta (8-1-3) Paid: $98.48
  • $2 Superfecta (8-1-3-7) Paid: $582.00

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The History of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes

Established in 1977, the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes is a Grade I race run each year at Belmont Park. Named for the famed racing columnist Joe Hirsch, the race is a prominent fixture in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and allows winners an automatic bid to race in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.