LEXINGTON, KY (April 14, 2017) – In today’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1), WinStar Farm’s American Patriot will bid to give trainer Todd Pletcher his record 51st stakes victory at Keeneland. Pletcher, whose first stakes win here was the 1996 Valley View with Turkappeal, equaled the track record held by his former boss, D. Wayne Lukas, on Sunday when St. Elias Stable’s Sweet Loretta captured the Adena Springs Beaumont (G3).
Owner John C. Oxley on Thursday reached a Keeneland milestone when La Coronel won the Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association for his eighth graded stakes here. For the accomplishment, Oxley earned a Keeneland Tray, part of the track’s signature Milestone Trophy Program, which recognizes owners for their graded stakes success here.
A total of 20 owners in Keeneland history have received a Keeneland Tray. Vying for No. 21 is Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak Plantation, which on Saturday will start Souper Tapit in the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3).