Castle Village Farm’s Storm Pursuit, who won his last start at Saratoga,. returned to the track in Friday’s second race at Belmont on September 26th, and finished second in a $25,000 claiming sprint.
Storm Pursuit, as is his wont, took a clear early lead, then was passed at the sixteenth by the eventual winner, Non Stop, but held off the rest of the field for the place.
He was claimed out of the race by Mike Miceli. It was a popular race at the claim box, with five of the seven horses entered finding new homes.
Storm Pursuit ran three times for CVF, with a win and a second and earnings of $39,980. We’ll start looking for his replacement in our 2012 claiming partnership right away.