134th BELMONT STAKES
Grade I for three-year-olds; 10th race at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Date—June 8, 2002; Distance—11/2 miles; Stakes Purse—$1,000,000 ($600,000 to winner; $200,000 for 2nd; $110,000 for 3rd; $60,000 for 4th; $30,000 for 5th); Track—Fast; Off—6:15 p.m. EDT; Favorite—War Emblem (6-5 odds). Winner—Sarava; Field—11 horses; Time—2:29.71; Start—Good for all but #1, #10; Won—Driving; Sire—Wild Again; Dam—Rhythm of Life; Record (going into race)—8 starts, 2 wins, 3 seconds; Last Start—1st in Sir Barton Stakes (May 18); Breeder—Timber Bay Farm.
Times—24.11; 48.09; 1:12.38; 1:37.01; 2:03.50; 2:29.71.
$2 Mutual Prices—#12 Sarava ($142.50, $50.00, $22.40); #8 Medaglia d'Oro ($16.00, $10.60); #5 Sunday Break ($7.10).
Exacta—(12-8) for $2,454.00; Trifecta—(12-8-5) for $25,209.00; Pick Three—None; Scratched—Puzzlement (#7); Overweights—None; Attendance—103,222; TV Rating—7.6/21 share (NBC).
Trainers & Owners (by finish): 1—Ken McPeek & New Phoenix Stable/Mrs. Susan Roy; 2—Bobby Frankel & Edmund Gann; 3—Neil Drysdale & Koji Maeda; 4—Nancy Alberts & Nancy Alberts; 5—D. Wayne Lukas & Robert Baker/David Cornstein/William Mack; 6—Saeed bin Suroor & Godolphin Racing Inc.; 7—Beau Greely & Columbine Stable; 8—Bob Baffert & The Thoroughbred Corp.; 9—Niall O'Callaghan & Lee Sacks/Morton Fink/Swifty Farms; 10—Murray Johnson & Stonecrest Farm; 11—Jennifer Pedersen & Paraneck Stable.