NEW YORK (AP) - Divadora pulled a 12-1 upset, winning by 61/4 lengths Wednesday in the $57,000 allowance feature for New York bred fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
The 4-year-old chestnut took charge entering the turn and steadily widened her advantage. Jose Lezcano was aboard for trainer James Lawrence II as the Divadora easily captured her season debut, improving to 2 for 8. The time was 1:09.41 for six furlongs on the fast track.
Divadora paid $27.20, $14.20 and $7.30. White Crane, a 9-1 long shot, rallied for second, returning $9.20 and $5.20. Make the Moment paid $4.80 to show.
Kentucky Derby champion Animal Kingdom was unable to go out a winner, fading quickly in the Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday in his last race before retirement.
Ramon Dominguez, a three-time Eclipse Award winner as the leading jockey in North America, retired on Thursday due to a head injury suffered in a fall earlier this year.