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Ohana Honor Wins Sunday’s Featured Stonehaven Steadings Purse on Heroes Day at Keeneland

West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing and Edward Hudson Jr.’s favored Ohana Honor took the lead out of the starting gate and never was headed in posting a 5¾-length victory over Foreign Relations in Sunday’s featured $118,345 Stonehaven Steadings Purse for 4-year-olds and up. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by Shug McGaughey and ridden by Flavien Prat, Ohana Honor completed the 1½ miles on a firm turf course in 2:29.11.

A Keeneland sales graduate, Ohana Honor is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Honor Code out of the Awesome Again mare Spacy Tracy. The victory improved his record to 12-3-3-2 and increased his earnings to $249,397.

Ohana Honor returned $5.18, $3.12 and $2.46. Foreign Relations, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, returned $3.60 and $2.78 and finished 4 lengths in front of He’s Got Swagger, who paid $3.82 to show under Brian Hernandez Jr.

Keeneland celebrates Heroes Day (video link below)

Keeneland today hosted Heroes Day, which honored members of the military (active duty and veterans), first responders, health care workers and their families. 

Highlighting the special events throughout the day was a moving flag rollout on the main track following the fourth race by the Henry Clay High School Junior ROTC and the singing of “God Bless America” by Dr. Everett McCorvey accompanied by Keeneland Bugler Steve Buttleman. (Click here for a video.)

Heroes and their families enjoyed free general admission, reserved Grandstand seating and complimentary lunch on the North Terrace provided by Marriott Griffin Gate.