Jockey Joe Bravo Attempts third United Nations Stakes Win
Jockey Joe Bravo Attempts third United Nations Stakes Win: The G1 $500,000 63rd running of the United Nations Stakes is set to take place on Sunday, July 6, 2014 on the 1 3/8 miles of turf at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The United Nations Stakes is an official “Win and You’re In” Breeders’ Cup Challenge race awarding the winner with an automatic position in the Santa Anita Park starting gate on Saturday, November 1, 2014 for the $3 million 1 ½ mile Breeders’ Cup Turf. Jockey Joe Bravo is back at Monmouth Park with Ken & Sarah Ramsey to attempt his third straight United Nations Stakes victory.
At the age of five, Big Blue Kitten and jockey Joe Bravo won the 2013 edition of the United Nations Stakes for trainer Chad Brad and owners Ken & Sarah Ramsey with a time of 2:11.98. Jockey Joe Bravo also took home the win in 2012 with four-year-old Turbo Compressor for trainer Todd Pletcher with a time of 2:12.88. Todd Pletcher enters four-year-old colt Charming Kitten for Ken and Sarah Ramsey in hopes to cross the 2014 United Nations Stakes finish line first with jockey Joe Bravo, which will result in the jockey’s 3rd straight United Nations Stakes win.
Charming Kitten most recently won the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational Stakes with jockey John Velazquez on June 6, 2014 at Belmont Park. Charming Kitten has won five races out of a total of nineteen. The four-year-old colt will face nine other contenders in the 2014 United Nations Stakes including Ghurair, Twilight Eclipse, Manchurian High, Main Sequence, Exclusive Strike, Kaigun, Winning Cause, Lochte, and Side Glance.
The United Nations Stakes, for three-year-olds and up, is the 12th race of the day with a post time of 6:13 PM ET. The 2014 United Nations Stakes will air on Fox Sports 1. If you’re lucky enough to be at Monmouth Park for the United Nations Stakes be sure to pick up your free beach towel with paid admission.
United Nations Stakes 2014 Post Positions & Odds:
1 Charming Kitten 9-2 Bravo/Pletcher
2 Ghurair 3-1 Stevens/Brown
3 Twilight Eclipse 5-2 Lezcano/Albertrani
4 Manchurian High 30-1 Boyce/Kurtinecz
5 Main Sequence 8-1 Maragh/Motion
6 Exclusive Strike 15-1 Lopez/Servis
7 Kaigun 5-1 Garcia/Casse
8 Winning Cause 15-1 DeCarlo/Pletcher
9 Lochte 10-1 Bocachica/Vitali
10 Side Glance 15-1 Spencer/Balding