Samitar captures Garden City Stakes

In this photo provided by the New York Racing Association, Samitar with jockey Ramon Dominguez
Samitar (No. 3), with jockey Ramon Dominguez aboard, wins the Garden City Stakes.
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Samitar beat Somali Lemonade by a head Saturday in the $300,000 Garden City Stakes, a Grade 1 race for 3-year-old fillies on the turf at Belmont Park.

After running 10 times in Europe, Samitar missed by only a neck in her US debut in the Lake George Stakes at Saratoga in July. This time, she got the narrow decision for her second stakes victory to go along with the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh in Ireland in May.

Ramon Dominguez was aboard for trainer Chad Brown as British-bred Samitar ran 1-1/8 miles in 1 minute, 48.74 seconds over the firm course. A $2 win bet returned $3.70.

Tannery was third, and Ciao Bella was fourth, followed by Open Water, Trophy Wife and Karlovy Vary.

One race earlier, Naples Bay beat Dealbata by 1-1/2 lengths in the $150,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares on the grass. Jose Lezcano rode for trainer Christophe Clement as the 4-year-old ran a mile in 1:33.96, paying $28 to win.

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