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Brazillionaire Leads All the Way to Win Wednesday’s Featured Benson Purse

October 26, 2022

Jesse Englehart and James Kelly’s pacesetting Brazillionaire shook off challenges at the top of the stretch and in deep stretch to win the featured $108,290 Benson Purse for 3-year-olds and up by 1¼ lengths over favored Al’s Rocket Wednesday afternoon. (Click here for a video of the race.)

Trained by Jeremiah Englehart and ridden by Francisco Arrieta, Brazillionaire completed the distance of about 1 1/8 miles over a turf course labeled as good in 1:53.40.

It was the fourth consecutive victory for Brazillionaire, a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Candy Ride (ARG) out of the Curlin mare Flash Forward. Brazillionaire, a Keeneland sales graduate, improved his record to 15-5-2-5 and boosted his career earnings to $233,685 with Wednesday’s $64,790 check.

Brazillionaire returned $17.26, $6.44 and $4.20. Al’s Rocket, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., returned $3.48 and $2.64 and finished a head in front of Kitten Mischief, who paid $4.02 to show under Vincent Cheminaud.