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Quotes - $100,000 Sycamore (G3)

Mike Maker (winning trainer of Kindergarden Kid)

“I expected him to run his race. We had a lot of respect for the two horses who just beat him (Ioya Bigtime and Rahystrada in the Grade 3 Kentucky Turf Cup on September 15) and Musketier (GER) – how could you knock him? This horse is coming around, and I’m very pleased with him.”

 

On whether he was concerned when Ioya Bigtime had a big lead while Kindergarden Kid was fifth in the field of seven

Keeneland Barn Notes, Thurs., Oct. 18

· UPPERLINE TOPS FIELD OF 11 FOR SUNDAY’S ROOD & RIDDLE DOWAGER
· GREAT ATTACK WORKS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT
· LA TIA BRINGS PERFECT POLYTRACK FORM INTO SATURDAY’S LEXUS RAVEN RUN
· SHEPPARD FILLIES FACE TEST IN PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW
· GALLOPING OUT
· WORK TAB
· FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
· KEENELAND 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS

 

Beijoca Rallies from Far Back to Win Wednesday’s Mineola Purse at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (October 17, 2012) – Richard, Bertram and Elaine Klein’s Beijoca, last in the early going, powered by the leaders just inside the eighth pole to win the featured $52,000 Mineola Purse for fillies and mares by 2 1/4 lengths over Archetype before a crowd of 10,348 at Keeneland on Wednesday.

Trained by Steve Margolis and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, Beijoca covered the 1 ½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:34.16.

Keeneland Barn Notes, Wed., Oct. 17

· BEAUMONT WINNER GYPSY ROBIN TOPS FIELD OF 14 IN SATURDAY’S LEXUS RAVEN RUN
· HOLLENDORFER’S LEXUS RAVEN RUN DUO GETS FEEL FOR KEENELAND TRACK
· AGELESS MUSKETIER RETURNS TO KEENELAND
· FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
· KEENELAND 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS

 

BEAUMONT WINNER GYPSY ROBIN TOPS FIELD OF 14 IN

SATURDAY’S LEXUS RAVEN RUN

Keeneland Barn Notes, Tues., Oct. 16

· ENTRY BOX INFLUX FORCES FRIDAY’S PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW TO BE SPLIT INTO TWO DIVISIONS
· BLOCK PARTY POSSIBLE IN SYCAMORE AND PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW
· GALLOPING OUT
· WORK TAB

 

ENTRY BOX INFLUX FORCES FRIDAY’S PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW TO BE SPLIT INTO TWO DIVISIONS

Nechez Dawn Much the Best in Sunday’s Sugar Grove Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (October 14, 2012) – Ten Broeck Farm’s Nechez Dawn powered past dueling leaders Heaven Knows What and Plus One in midstretch and drew off to win Sunday’s featured $56,000 Sugar Grove Purse for 3-year-old fillies by 3 ¼ lengths before a crowd of 11,440 at Keeneland.

Trained by Jeff Bonde and ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Nechez Dawn ran the 5 ½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:03.43.

Keeneland Barn Notes, Sunday, Oct. 14

· MATRIARCH CONSIDERED FOR QE II WINNER DAYATTHESPA
· SEVEN GRASS MARATHONERS SET FOR THURSDAY’S SYCAMORE
· GALLOPING OUT
· WORK TAB
· FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
· FALL MEET LEADERS

 

MATRIARCH CONSIDERED FOR QE II WINNER DAYATTHESPA

Dayatthespa Holds Off All Challengers to Win Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (October 13, 2012) – Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dayatthespa went to the lead at the break and fended off all challengers to win the 29th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths over Centre Court before a crowd of 28,337 on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Quotes - $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1)

Chad Brown (winning trainer of Dayatthespa)

“As she grows and matures, she’s become more settled, which has helped us train her and has helped (jockey) Javier (Castellano) rate her, and I think her best days are ahead of her.”

 

On whether he expected the slow early pace

Barn Notes for Saturday, Oct. 13

· SOMALI LEMONADE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS
            IN QE II
· GOLDEN TICKET WORKS TOWARD BREEDERS’ CUP
· TOP TWO BUFFALO TRACE FRANKLIN COUNTY
            FINISHERS EXIT RACE WELL
· ATTENDANCE HIGH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DAY
· FIELD FOR THURSDAY’S SYCAMORE TAKES SHAPE
· GALLOPING OUT
· WORK TAB
· FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS

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