Castle Village Farm’s 4-year-old NY-bred gelding, Bishop of Nola, returns to his favorite racetrack on Sunday, July 31st, when he takes on a field of 10 in a starter allowance on the turf.
Last year, Bishop of Nola won two races at the Spa. Sunday’s race is for horses that have started for a claiming price of $50,000 or less and have never won a race other than maiden, claiming or restricted (i.e., NY-bred). It’s at a mile and a sixteenth on the inner turf course, for a purse of $49,000, plus a NY-bred bonus. Javier Castellano, who was aboard for Bishop of Nola’s win on June 25th at Belmont, will ride for CVF trainer Bruce Brown.