By Mary LaRue
Nine 2-year-old fillies fought it out on the turf in the $100,000 Stewart Manor Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 11, with a photo finish won by Paul Pompa Jr.’s Regal Glory.
The daughter of Animal Kingdom was making her second start for trainer Chad Brown after she won her debut Oct. 6 by 5 1/2 lengths going six furlongs on the Belmont Park turf.
“(Regal Glory) is a nice filly, and I remember the horse who finished second from Saratoga, and I know she is a horse … trainer (Alan Goldberg) is high on,” said Regal Glory’s rider, Jose Ortiz. “When we got to the eighth pole, I knew it was going to be a battle, because Manny (Franco, aboard Introduced) had her running. My horse started to run too, and we went head-to-head. I’m just glad we got it at the end.”