2014 Fall Meet

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Keeneland Successfully Concludes First Race Meet on New Dirt Surface

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 27, 2014) – Keeneland’s 2014 Fall Meet, highlighted by the debut of a new dirt surface, the track’s first $1 million race and world-class racing that produced a large contingent of Breeders’ Cup-bound horses, closed Saturday with the third-highest Fall season attendance in Keeneland history. 

Pick of the Litter Proves to be Cream of the Crop in Winning Closing-Day Hagyard Fayette

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 25, 2014) – Crossed Sabres Farm’s Pick of the Litter, benefiting from a ground-saving ride from Corey Lanerie, split horses in deep stretch to win the 57th running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) by a neck over Departing on Saturday before a closing-day crowd of 19,958.

Trained by Dale Romans, Pick of the Litter covered the 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:49.48. It was the second win in the race for Romans, who saddled M B Sea to victory in the 2003 renewal.

Quotes from the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2)

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Corey Lanerie (winning rider of Pick of the Litter)

“I had a great trip. My horse broke really good. My plan was to try to get behind Departing; I thought he was the horse to beat and to try not to let him get out of my sights. I wanted to stay kinda close to him and see what I had turning for home, see if I had enough to go by him or not.”

Henny Jenney and Courageous Julie Dead-Heat for Win in Friday Feature

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 24, 2014) – Bernard Schaffer’s Henny Jenney and Zayat Stables’ Courageous Julie hit the finish line together and wound up in a dead heat in the $65,000 Shawnee Purse for 3-year-old fillies before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,826.

Courageous Julie, ridden by Paco Lopez, had taken the lead leaving the far turn but was caught in the final stride by Henny Jenney and Corey Lanerie. The time for the seven furlongs was 1:23.83 over a fast track.

High Wire Kitten and Kitty Wine Take Split Thursday Feature

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 23, 2014) – High Wire Kitten and Kitty Wine used off-the-pace tactics to win separate $60,000 one-mile grass allowance tests for fillies and mares before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 9,715.

In the eighth race, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred High Wire Kitten prevailed in a three-way scramble to the finish line to edge Share the Sugar by a neck and complete the mile on a firm turf course in 1:36.74.

Cyber Secret Wins Wednesday Feature by a Nose

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LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 22, 2014) – Charles Cella’s Cyber Secret held off Paris Vegas by a nose to win the $64,000 Dell Ridge Purse for 3-year-olds and up before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 8,754.      

Trained by Lynn Whiting and ridden by Miguel Mena, Cyber Secret covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:36.20.

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