Mo d’Amour wins Aqueduct’s Busher Stakes
NEW YORK (AP) — Mo d’Amour rallied for a two-length victory Saturday in the $125,000 Busher Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct.
The victory was worth 50 qualifying points for the Kentucky Oaks, the distaff companion event to the Kentucky Derby.
The win catapulted Mo d’Amour into a tie for second place on the leaderboard. The top 14 in the standings earn spots in the $1 million Oaks on May 6.
Owner Ed Stanco, who races as the King of Prussia Stable, also captured the 2013 Busher with Princess of Sylmar who later won the Oaks.
Both Mo d’Amour and Princess of Sylmar were trained by Todd Pletcher.