Headed by millionaire Willcox Inn, next Saturday’s 56th
running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) might attract a field of a
dozen runners to bring down the curtain on the 2013 fall meet.
Owned by Lael Stables and All In Stable, Willcox Inn surpassed the $1
million mark with a third-place finish in the Oct. 5 Shadwell Turf Mile
(G1) that was rained off the grass. In his start prior to the Shadwell,
Willcox Inn won the Washington Park Handicap (G3) at Arlington Park.
According to Keeneland stakes coordinator Allison DeLuca, 11 other
horses are considered as probable starters in the 1 1/8-mile test on the
Of the probables, all have racing experience on an all-weather surface except for Donegal Racing’s Finnegans Wake.
Trained by Dale Romans, Finnegans Wake finished second in the Bowling
Green Handicap (G2) in his most recent start and was fourth in three
Grade 1 grass stakes prior to the Bowling Green.
Other horses considered as probable for the Hagyard Fayette are Braveman, Hattaash, Major Marvel, Mezzano, Nikki’s Sandcastle, Ol Army, Perfect Afleet, Set the Sail, Villandry and Winning Cause.
Entries for the Hagyard Fayette will be taken Wednesday.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DAY DRAWS A CROWD
Friday was College Scholarship Day, and 3,409 college students
received free admission as part of activities during the afternoon.
Students who were able to register to win a $1,000 scholarship
awarded after each of the day’s 10 races. Scholarship winners
represented the University of Kentucky (Makenzie Barbee, Emily
Fairchild, Ellie Gray, Blake Meade, Lauren Payne); Campbellsville
University (Mollie Williams); Transylvania University (Michael Martin,
Dakota Porter); Cedarville University (Sarah Miller) and Indiana
University (Kenya Morrow).
Keeneland holds College Scholarship Day in conjunction with the
Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and
Yesterday’s total attendance reached 19,568.