NEW YORK (AP) Sheriffa overcame a poor start Sunday to win the $125,000 New York Stallion Stakes for fillies and mares at Aqueduct.
The 5-2 favorite quickly recovered from a late break to settle into fourth down the backstretch. She swung seven wide turning for home and rallied to beat Saythreehailmary's by one length. The time was 1:23.57 for seven furlongs.
Ridden by Cornelio Velasquez and trained by Linda Rice, the 4-year-old improved to 3-1-0 in five starts this season.
Sheriffa paid $7.60, $4.50 and $3.20. Saythreehailmary's returned $4.40 and $3.20 while Old Harbor paid $3.50 to show.