Doc Almon Wins Lane’s End Purse on Make-A-Wish Day

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LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 10, 2013) –  Cheyenne Stables’ Doc Almon overhauled Tell All You Know in deep stretch en route to a half-length victory in Thursday’s $60,000 featured Lane’s End Purse for 3-year-olds and up before a crowd of 12,188 at Keeneland.

Trained by Bret Calhoun and ridden by Miguel Mena, Doc Almon ran the 6½ furlongs on the fast main track in 1:16.50.

Coming off nearly an eight-month layoff, Doc Almon won for the third time in seven career starts and boosted his earnings to $95,154 with Thursday’s $36,000 check. Doc Almon is a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred gelded son of Any Given Saturday out of the Notebook mare Guidebook.

Doc Almon returned $16.60, $9.20 and $6.60. Tell All You Know, ridden by Dylan Davis, returned $18.60 and $9 with Razzo Succo finishing three-quarters of a length back in third under Leandro Goncalves and paying $3.60 to show.

Thursday was Make-A-Wish Day, during which Keeneland and nine local Thoroughbred farms partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the nation’s largest wish-granting charity, to grant wishes to nine Kentucky children with life-threatening medical conditions. The children and their families were treated to a VIP afternoon at Keeneland. Each child presented the winning trophy for the race named for his/her sponsor.

The participating farms and organizations were Ashford Stud, Darley, Gainesway, The Frizzy Foundation, Lane’s End Farm, Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Shadwell Farm, Stonestreet Farm and Three Chimneys Farm.

Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. (ET). Highlighting the card is the 17th running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County for fillies and mares going 5½ furlongs on the turf. Post time for the Buffalo Trace Franklin County, slated as the ninth race, is 5:21 p.m.

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