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Dixiana Farm to Sponsor Keeneland’s Elkhorn, Bourbon Stakes

Purse Money Increases to $250,000 Each

LEXINGTON, KY (March 11, 2014) – William Shively’s Dixiana Farm of Lexington has become the signature sponsor of two prominent turf stakes at Keeneland – the Elkhorn (G2), to be held on Friday, April 25, closing day of the Spring Meet, and the Bourbon (G3), scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, during Fall Stars Weekend.

Purse money for each stakes has been increased $100,000, from $150,000 in 2013 to $250,000.

In Lingerie Wins 57th Juddmonte Spinster; Balance the Books Rallies to Take Bourbon

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 7, 2012) – Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ In Lingerie took command at midstretch and pulled away to a two-length victory over Mystical Star to win the 57th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) before a crowd of 12,646 on a brisk afternoon at Keeneland.

The victory earned a spot for In Lingerie in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) to be run November 2 at Santa Anita.

Quotes - $150,000 Bourbon (G3)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Balance the Books)

“He’s a wonderful horse, wonderful owners – Seth Klarman and Bill Lawrence. All three of this horse’s races have been good. (He is a) Keeneland sales grad (purchased for $160,000 at the Keeneland April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale); got him here in the spring and brought him back here and won a stakes. It’s been great.

“This horse is getting bigger and stronger, and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile Turf [G1])”

 

Julien Leparoux (winning jockey)

 

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