Sunny One Wins Friday’s Featured Jackpot Farm Purse

October 21, 2022

Midnight Rider Racing Stable’s Sunny One surged through an opening next to the rail and blew past longtime leader Scotish Star (ARG) in deep stretch to win the featured $130,000 Jackpot Farm Purse for fillies and mares by a head on a sun-splashed Friday afternoon. (Click here for a video of the race.)

Trained by Conor Murphy and ridden by James Graham, Sunny One completed the distance of about 1 1/16 miles on a firm turf course in 1:42.46.

Now 2-for-2 at Keeneland, Sunny One is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Dialed In out of the Smart Strike mare Party Smart. The victory for Sunny One, who owns a record of 17-6-5-1, was worth $73,548 and increased her career earnings to $271,009.

Sunny One returned $10.68, $5.04 and $3.54 as the second choice in the field of 12. Favored Scotish Star, ridden by Luis Saez, returned $3.34 and $3.02 and finished a length ahead of Princess Fawzia, who paid $5.86 to show under Tyler Gaffalione.