Versatile Stanford Son Wins on Third Different Surface

Albany, CA (August 26, 2023) – The Stanford runners continue to show they can win over multiple surfaces. The latest example is 4-year-old Buttonwood Tree, who won over a third surface in the 7th race at Golden Gate Fields, a one mile allowance over the firm turf course.

Buttonwood Tree already owned victories on synthetic and dirt when he made his turf debut last time out with a second place finish at Santa Rosa. Coming back in similar company, the chestnut gelding was away well from post four and found a galloping position behind a lively pace scenario. He closed around the turn and a battle to the wire ensued. One of the pace duelers would not surrender and other closers were coming. Buttonwood Tree fought every stride and earned this hard fought victory by a nose.

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Buttonwood Tree races his trainer, Tim Bellasis, in partnership with Kevin O’Gorman, Cheryl O’Gorman, and Cassandra Tschanz. Bred by Don Valpredo, he was produced by the Hennessey mare, Wall St Widow.