Fourth Time The Charm For Five Star General In Longacres Mile

Five Star General won the $150,000 Longacres Mile on Sunday at Emerald Downs and entered the record books as the first horse to finish in the money in four consecutive editions of the race.

The 7-year-old Distorted Humor gelding was second in 2020 and third in 2021 and 2022 but would not be denied this year, scoring comfortably by 1½ lengths under Joe Bravo, who was aboard for trainer Grant Forster.

Tracking early pacesetter A Man’s Man from second, about 1½ lengths back while two wide, Five Star General easily dispatched that rival nearing the quarter pole and scooted to victory as the 2-1 favorite.

Il Bellator was second, 3 3/4 lengths in front of third-place finisher Slew’s Tiz Whiz.

Five Star General returned $6 after finishing the trip in 1:34.73 on a fast track.

Ken Alhadeff campaigns the winner in the name of Elttaes Stable after purchasing the bay horse for $110,000 from the Estate of Glen Todd Dispersal conducted by Fasig-Tipton on its digital platform in April 2022. Pegasus Training Center was the consignor.

Forster succeeded Doris Harwood in training Five Star General.

Five Star General, who won the Evangeline Mile this spring, has a 10-5-6 record from 30 career starts and earnings of $602,769.

Bred in Kentucky by WinStar Farm, his dam is the Bernardini mare Party of Interest.

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