Seattle Treasure 3rd in $75,000 turf test

Treasure Beach move within $1,614 of the half-million-dollar mark in progeny earnings yesterday, as Seattle Treasure finished a fast-closing third in the $75,000 Juvenile Turf Stakes at Gulfstream West. The stallion by Galileo sits in 10th place among 118 sires on the North American Freshman list with earnings of $498,386.

Seattle Treasure was off sixth in the one-mile turf test and jockey Leonel Reyes went after the leaders midway down the backstretch. Turning into the stretch, Reyes swung the colt to the rail and Seattle Treasure was making a good run when he was knocked off-stride behind the battling leaders and his rider had to snatch him briefly. Seattle Treasure dug in again and was closing fastest of all but the wire came up too quickly and he finished third, 1 1/4 lengths behind. The $7,275 share of the purse lifted his earnings to $52,425 on a record of 1-0-2 in four starts.

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