LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 27, 2017) – Burma Road, a homebred racing for Suzi Shoemaker’s Lantern Hill Farm of Midway, Kentucky, held off favored Proud Reunion to score a nose victory in Friday’s $69,000 Machmer Hall Purse before a crowd of 16,443. (Click here for a replay of the race.)
Ridden by Chris Landeros for trainer Ian Wilkes, Burma Road won the 1-mile race on a firm grass course in 1:39.25. The 4-year-old daughter of Street Boss out of the Danzig Connection mare Shawgatny earned $41,400 for the victory to increase her career earnings to $194,075 for her third win in 15 career races. She has won two races in three starts on the Keeneland turf.
Burma Road paid $8.40, $4.40 and $3.20. Proud Reunion, ridden by Corey Lanerie, returned $3.40 and $2.80. Third-place finisher Princess Princess, ridden by Florent Geroux, paid $4.60.
Saturday is closing day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet with a 10-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. ET. The featured ninth race is the 60th running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2). Post time for the race is 5:30 p.m.
Click here for a video of all the fun and racing excitement today at Keeneland