10/16/2014 3:02PM

La Verdad has target on her back in Iroquois


A couple of familiar rivals with opposite running styles, the speedy La Verdad and the late-striding Willet, will try to outdo each other once again when they square off at 6 1/2 furlongs in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park on Saturday. The Iroquois is one of two main-track stakes for older fillies and mares on the all-New York-bred card, along with the $250,000 Empire Distaff.