Though he fell a neck short to Future Prospect in the $79,750 Funny Cide Stakes, the 7-year-old Naughty New Yorker topped the $1 million mark in career earnings. Naughty New Yorker, a son of Quiet American owned by Fox Ridge Farm and trained by Pat Kelly, came with a furious late run under Jean-Luc Samyn, but could not catch a game Future Prospect, who won despite getting dueled with R Clear Victory through hot early fractions.
Naughty New Yorker has a recod of 12-6-7 from 49 starters and has now earned $1,001,875. His connections must decide now whether to retire him as a millionaire or try for more, perhaps point to the Empire Classic.
Stud Muffin, who finished fourth while earing a bar shoe, had blood emanating from his right front foot and appeared to have gotten stepped on.