Sagamore Farm filly wins Belmont's Matron

July 04, 2011|By Sports Digest

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Sagamore Farm filly wins Belmont's Matron

Millionreasonswhy, a 2-year-old filly from Sagamore Farm, won the 104th running of the $150,000 Grade II Matron Stakes on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Under jockey John Velazquez and trained by Ignacio Correas IV, the 6-1 shot finished two lengths in front of Say a Novena while clocking six furlongs in 1minute, 12.68seconds. A $115,000 Keeneland September yearling purchase by Sagamore last year, Millionreasonswhy is by Grand Slam out of the listed stakes winner In Secure, by A.P. Indy.

Golf: Chris Baloga of Hillendale Country Club won his second Maryland Amateur Stroke Play championship with a second straight 67 and a 54-hole total of 7-under-par 206 at Mount Pleasant Golf Course. A 16th-hole birdie was the difference, as the 2009 titlist edged three-time winner Billy Wingerd of Mountain Branch Golf Club, who shot 67 and finished at 207. Vance Welch of University of Maryland GC and Brad Miller of Baltimore CC tied for third at 213.

WNBA: Swin Cash scored 19 points to lead the Seattle Storm to a 73-63 victory over the host Washington Mystics. Victoria Dunlap paced the Mystics with 19 points and eight rebounds; Washington played without leading scorer Crystal Langhorne (Maryland), who had back pain.

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