Notacatbutallama slogs home to take Hall Stakes
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Notacatbutallama won the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes for 3-year-olds at Saratoga on Friday, beating North Slope by three-quarters of a length.
Ridden by John Velazquez and trained by Todd Pletcher, Notacatbutallama ran 1 1/8 miles over the sloppy track in 1:52.29 and earned $120,000 for owner Mike Repole.
Only five started - and two were coupled in the wagering - after the race that was originally slated to be run at 1 1/16 miles on turf was moved to the main track and the distance increased.
Notacatbutallama paid $7.70 and $3.50. North Slope returned $4.60.