NEW YORK -- Doodle and Infinite, both ridden by Angel Cordero Jr., closed Belmont Park's fall meet Monday with victories in their respective divisions of the $35,000 split Garden City Stakes.
Doodle, a 4-year-old filly owned by William Haggin Perry and trained by Edward Kelly Jr., came from third place after a mile in the first division to pass Leap of the Heart entering the stretch and win by a head.
Infinite, a 3-year-old filly owned by Ogden Mills Phipps, roared past Silver In Flight near a mile and finished ahead of Bon Eglogue by four lengths.
Doodle finished the 1 -mile course in 2:08 1-5. She returned $4.80, $2.60 and $2.60. Leap of the Heart paid $3.00 and $2.60 and Jubilous showed at $2.80.
Infinite, who had a tough time with a soft course last time out, completed the race in 2:06 1-5. She returned $4.40, $3.20 and $2.60. Bon Eglogue paid $5.20 and $4.80 to place and Silver In Flight paid $4.60 to show.
Doodle earned $23,355 while Infinite took home $23,535.
Belmont's 48-day meet closed with an 802,000-plus attendance figure and a total handle exceeding $143.5 million.
Kelso, a six-time Horse of the Year and winner of five consecutive Jockey Club Gold Cups, died of colic Sunday night. The gelding died hours after returning to his farm in Maryland from Belmont Park where he led the post parade for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup. Kelso was 26.
Other feature winners were First Flurry ($6.00) at Hawthorne, Coosa Honey ($20.00) at Suffolk and Vertangular ($15.00) at Keystone.