Banker’s Buy wins Belmont’s closing feature



NEW YORK (AP) — Banker’s Buy, the longest price in a field of five New York-bred fillies and mares, caught pacesetter Cody Samora in the stretch and drew away to a 234-length win on Sunday in the $58,800 Miss South Shore Stakes on closing day at Belmont Park.

John Velazquez was aboard for Nick Zito as the 5-year-old ran the mile in 1:36.91, notching her first win since July of last year.

Banker’s Buy paid $11, $4.80 and $3.20. Cody Samora returned $3.40 and $2.10 while Go Unbridled, $2.70, closed for third as the 2-1 favorite.

Racing shifts to Saratoga on Friday.