by Paulick Report Staff
Ralph and Lauren Evans’ Diversify led a New York-bred exacta in Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes, leading the field throughout to cross the wire about three lengths in front of Mind Your Biscuits. After waiting out a length rain delay in the paddock, the 5-year-old gelding by Bellamy Road clocked nine furlongs over Saratoga’s sloppy main track in 1:49.62. The 8-5 favorite under Irad Ortiz, Jr., Diversify victory earned him an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall at Churchill Downs. Trained by Rick Violette, the gelding has now won three in a row, including a route in last month’s Suburban Stakes.