Grand Couturier can't wait
OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Time and the weather, two factors no one can control, were working against Grand Couturier and trainer Bobby Ribaudo. The year was starting to slip away with Grand Couturier still sitting in the barn at Belmont Park awaiting his season debut.
Ribaudo, needing a race for the 6-year-old multiple Grade 1 turf winner, finally found the spot: the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park.
The second running of the 1 1/8-mile race attracted another stellar ...
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