Moreno Wins 2014 Whitney Results; Lobster for All!
Moreno Wins 2014 Whitney Results; Lobster for All!: Moreno and jockey Junior Alvarado won the G1 $1.5 million Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The 1 1/8 mile dirt race for three-year olds and up earned Moreno a spot in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championship at Santa Anita Park later this year.
Moreno hustled his way around the Saratoga track in 1:48.05 alongside Itsmyluckyday and jockey Paco Lopez who finished 2nd in the 2014 Whitney. Will Take Charge crossed the finish line in 3rd place.
Eric Guillot who trains Moreno stated, “Turning for home, he’s on the lead and I’m hollering, ‘Junior! Junior! Did you hear that bell? Do you hear that bell somebody just got taken to school. When they crossed the wire, it took me a while to believe it. I saw the :47 3/5. I saw the 1:11 and change and I was feeling pretty confident like the Travers, you know what I mean? It’s funny because pace makes the race, inner fractions make the race. The farther they go, the better. The softer fractions, the better he is. He’s that kind of horse. He feels and waits on horses behind him. That’s the kind of horse he is. He broke a little flat-footed. I was a little concerned. Junior listened. I said, ‘At any cost, be two lengths in front going into the first turn.”
Eric Guillot added, “It means so much for my partner and best friend, Mike [Moreno], who always believed in me from Day One and still does today. I’m getting emotional. For him and I, this is what we do. It’s why he goes to work in business. It’s why I get up at 4:30 seven days a week. We never doubted each other. Ever. Not one time. It was great. How can it not be? It’s the Whitney.”
Eric Guillot reported the Moreno team plans on celebrating tonight saying, “It sounds to me like my partner might be buying me a seven-pound steroid lobster at Siro’s tonight.”
Moreno paid his loyal fans $22 for a $2 bet to win the 2014 Whitney.
Whitney 2014 Results & Payouts:
3 Moreno $22.00 to Win/$9.00 to Place/$6.60 to Show
4 Itsmyluckyday $7.90 to Place/$4.60 to Show
1 Will Take Charge $4.60 to Show
2 Prayer for Relief
9 Last Gunfighter
5 Palace Malice
8 Golden Ticket
2014 Whitney Replay: