In just his second start, He Hate Me became a stakes winner by taking the Tremont Stakes at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old Algorithms colt is now a perfect two-for-two in his career.
Owned by Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Farm and trained by Horacio DePaz, He Hate Me barreled down the middle of the stretch to take command in the final yards and win the 120th edition of the Tremont by 3 1/4 lengths. He completed the 5 ½ furlong contest in 1:04.47.
“This is a really nice horse,” said jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. “The first time he ran, he broke bad, and he still won the race. He’s a class horse. Today, when he broke, he was closer than the last time. At the three-eighths pole, I just tapped him on the shoulder, and I then just waited. Turning for home, I took him to the outside and the second that he saw he was in the clear, he took off running again. This is a good horse.”
Bred by Mike Mareina and Nathan Mitts, He Hate Me was purchased by Sagamore as a yearling for $90,000. He has already earned $109,800.
Algorithms, an undefeated graded stakes-winning son of Bernardini, was ranked #1 in his crop by Rate of Return. His 2016 yearlings averaged more than eight times his stud fee, bringing prices up to $220,000, while his 2-year-olds have fetched up to $180,000 at auction. Algorithms stands at Claiborne for a fee of $7,500.