No Hayne No Gayne edges Might Be to win Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes

Monday, August 12th, 2019

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By Sarah Mace

The 24th running of the $50,000 Jack Betta Be Rite Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares at at Finger Lakes on Monday was a nail biter. It took No Hayne No Gayne every inch of 1 1/16 miles to edge Might Be for the victory. The pair was co-favored at odds of 9-5.

No Hayne No Gayne is owned in partnership by Toby Sheets, ZBS Thoroughbreds, Paradise Farms Corp. and Louie J. Roussel III along with Steve Asmussen, who trains her. She is a 5-year-old daughter of Grade 1 winner, $1.3-million earner and two-time New York-bred Horse of the Year Haynesfield, who began his career at stud in 2012 at Airdrie Stud and has since relocated, first to California, then to Saudi Arabia.

No Hayne No Gayne came into the race as top top earner in the field of the five relatively well-matched fillies and mares that remained after the scratch of Lookin Kinda Crazy. Bet down to 1.90-1, she was just edged in favoritism by 1.85-1 Might Be, by Posse, a 5-year-old Chris Englehart trainee who was returning to the races after nearly 11 months on the bench. Having spent her career downstate, this was Might Be’s Finger Lakes debut. Each had placed in stakes company before, but both were looking for a first black-type win.

After a contested break and trip around the clubhouse turn, it wasn’t until early on the backstretch that the early scrum sorted itself out, with Might Be establishing a half-length lead in the two-path over New Girl in Town at the rail. No Hayne No Gayne raced three-wide in fourth with Elegant Jem for company.

As Might Be led the way through well-measured early fractions of 24.03 and 48.05, the field stayed compact, with four lengths covering the fillies and mares front-to-back.

Might Be maintained her half-length edge until the far turn, when New Girl in Town issued a challenge from the rail and No Hayne No Gayne menaced on the outside, leaving her to contest the lead between horses.

The three lined up across the track and, through upper stretch, each was in with a chance. In the final furlong Might Be clung to a slight lead over No Hayne No Gayne while New Girl in Town was outpaced in the dash to the wire.

The decision was nip and tuck to the finish line. At the final moment No Hayne No Gayne poked a head in front of Might Be to get the win under leading Finger Lakes jockey Jaime Rodriguez, stopping the clock at 1:47.34. New Girl in Town finished 4 1/4 lengths back in third. Completing the order of finish were 25-1 longshot Kateri Empire and Elegant Jem, who tired to last.

Bred by ZBS Thoroughbreds, No Hayne No Gayne has earned $291,721 in 25 starts, with five wins, four seconds and six thirds. Racing primarily at Belmont and Aqueduct, she has earned all five wins in routes. In 2018 she collected a pair of stakes placings in 2018 at Aqueduct in the Bay Ridge Stakes and Biogio’s Rose.

No Hayne No Gayne is one of three winners out of Star Orchid, who also produced stakes-placed filly Orchid Party, who has earned nearly $197,577. Her most recent reported foal is winner Rattle the Stars, a winning 3-year-old full-sister to No Hayne No Gayne.


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