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Defending Champion Olorda (GER) Tops Nominations for Closing-Day Bewitch

LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2017) – Martin Schwartz’s Olorda (GER), who posted a wire-to-wire victory in last year’s Bewitch (G3), heads a list of 19 fillies and mares nominated to this year’s 56th running of the $150,000 turf marathon.

The Bewitch is run at 1½ miles on April 28, the closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet.

Trained by Chad Brown, Olorda was second in Orchid (G3) at Gulfstream Park on April 1 in her most recent start.

Kitten’s Point Gives Trainer Graham Motion His Third Consecutive Bewitch Win

LEXINGTON, KY (April 24, 2015) – Trainer Graham Motion recorded his third consecutive victory in the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) when Augustin Stable’s Kitten’s Point won the 2015 renewal by a half-length before 20,051 fans on closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet.

Motion, who was represented by assistant Dave Rock for the race, also won the Bewitch in 2013 with Strathnaver (GB) and 2014 with Inimitable Romanee.

Quotes from the $150,000 Bewitch (G3)

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Edgar Prado (winning jockey of Kitten’s Point)

Keeneland Sales Graduate White Rose Returns to Keeneland in Closing Day Bewitch

LEXINGTON, KY (April 24, 2015) – Keeneland sales graduate White Rose, winner of the Rood & Riddle Dowager last fall at Keeneland, highlights entries for the Bewitch (G3) on Friday’s closing day of Keeneland’s Spring Meet. On Saturday, Keeneland-sold Grade 1 stakes winner Wicked Strong takes on seven other challengers in the Excelsior (G3) at Aqueduct.



BEWITCH S. (G3), Keeneland, 1½ Miles (T), 4YOs & Up, F&M

Inimitable Romanee Charges Late to Win Bewitch

LEXINGTON, KY (April 24, 2014) – At odds of 14-1, Gallagher’s Stud’s Inimitable Romanee charged down the center of the turf course and caught 20-1 longshot Aigue Marine (GB) to post a head victory in the 53rd running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) before 13,847 fans at Keeneland. The victory marked the third Grade 3 stakes victory in the last four races for the 6-year-old, New York-bred daughter of Maria’s Mon.

Quotes from the $150,000 Bewitch (G3)

Alan Garcia (winning rider of Inimitable Romanee)

“The (outside 12) post position I had was a little difficult. I had to use my filly a little bit in the first part of the race. After that, I wanted to save all the ground I could. In the last part, I said, ‘Let me move out and see if she’s good enough.’ She was good today; she was the best.”


James Graham (rider of runner-up Aigue Marine [GB])




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