The Fayette is named for Fayette County, of which Lexington is the county seat. Hagyard Equine Medical Institute of Lexington became the sponsor in 2013. In 2015, the race was run Oct. 30 on the undercard for the first of two days of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland.
The $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (G2) will be run on Breeders' Cup Saturday, Oct. 29 for 3yo and up going 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The nomination fee is $100; nominations close October 12.
Look back at two-time Keeneland Sales graduate Race Day's victory in the 2015 Hagyard Fayette: