Race 1 6/11/05 at Belmont
Injury and age seem to be catching up to the now 7 year old. It is more than 6 months before
EA returns. He does not race until 6/11 in the Brooklyn. He finishes 6th, with no rally, just behind Funny Cide.
Race 2 7/2/05 at Belmont
Even tougher competition awaits in the Suburban, and another meeting with Funny Cide. But neither
horse has it today. Again with no rally, EA finishes 5th, but 10 lengths ahead of Funny Cide in 6th.
Race 3 8/4/05 at the Spa
EA is given a break, entered in a allowance race. But he hesitates at the start, a trait he will
continue for the rest of his life, and can only get up for 3rd as the 1-1 favorite. Still, it is the 7th consecutive time he has come in the money in a race at the Spa, known for having the toughest meet of any track in
Race 4 8/21/05 at the Spa
Another start in the Saratoga BC Cap. EA tries hard, but is unable to defend his title, finishing
4th. It is the first time in 5 years EA comes out of the money in a race at the Spa.
Race 5 9/11/05 at Belmont
To try and shake things up a bit, Pat Kelly enters EA on the turf for the Belmont BC Handicap. However,
this is the wrong day as EA finishes last to Shakespeare, who sets the course record. Although EA finishes last
in the field of 4, he sets his career best time for 1 1/8 miles. It is, however, now over a year since his last
win. But it is getting late in the year, and that is a good thing, as the Big A gets set to open.
Race 6 11/19/05 at the Big A
Back to his favorite track. After trailing the entire race, EA rallies on the outside and
wins the Grade 3 Stuyvesant by a neck over a tiring West Virginia.
Race 7 12/10/05 at the Big A
The 4th start for EA in the Queens County Handicap. Another slow start cost him, as he finishes
4th, beaten by only 2 1/2 lengths.