By Bob Ehalt
The setting may have been Monmouth Park on the Jersey Shore, as opposed to Saratoga Race Course in the Adirondack Mountains, but it was still another case of Chad being Chad.
Another example of two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown’s Midas touch on turf was displayed in the $100,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (G3T) as two of his distaff runners battled to the wire in a match race for a victory on the July 29 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) undercard.
“At that point, as they come to the wire together, you are hoping for a dead heat because the horses are that close in ability,” Brown said. “You hate to see one lose.”