Triple Threat wins Monmouth Stakes
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) Triple Threat won his U.S. debut, edging Middleburg by a nose Sunday in the $205,000 Monmouth Stakes.
The French-bred 5-year-old is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott for the owner-breeders: Team Valor International and Gary Barber.
Mott found a winning spot for the transition as Triple Threat moved into the four path for the stretch drive and outkicked Middleburg for his fourth win in 14 starts.
The time was 1:49.89 for 1 1/8 miles on the firm course before a crowd of 15,417.