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Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 12

WISE DAN DOING WELL MORNING AFTER MAKER’S 46 MILE TRIUMPH

Trainer Charlie LoPresti was one happy camper Saturday morning, the day after Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan made a triumphant return to the races with a victory in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday.

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.

Ramseys Earn Gold Tray With Elkhorn Win On Closing Day

LEXINGTON, KY (April 26, 2013) – Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey reached another milestone during Keeneland’s 16-day spring meet when their Dark Cove captured the 28th running of the $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (G2) before 19,216 fans on closing day. With the victory, the Ramseys recorded their eighth graded stakes win at the track and received a gold tray that is part of Keeneland’s signature graded stakes trophy program.

Only 17 other owners in track history have achieved such an honor.

Quotes - $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (G2)

Ken Ramsey (owner of winner Dark Cove)

“I can’t believe we’ve doubled the old record of 12 wins (in a single Keeneland meet). To win 24 is unbelievable. The low point about today is my wife (Sarah) had to be taken to the hospital yesterday. She’s not doing that well but nothing life-threatening. That’s the only sad part, that she’s not able to be here with me. But this is almost like heaven.”

 

Gary Stevens (rider of second-place finisher Side Road)

 

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