Silverton Hill’s homebred Havelock became a
three-time graded stakes winner at Keeneland Saturday with his
last-to-first run to win the 5½-furlong Woodford Presented by Keeneland
Select (G3) for the second time.
“He is doing well this morning,” trainer Darrin Miller said of
Havelock, who returned to the Trackside Training Center in Louisville
after his victory. “He just loves Keeneland.”
Saturday’s victory enabled Havelock to join Silver Timber in 2010 as the only horse to win the Shakertown (G3) and Woodford in the same year.
Miller said a decision on a possible Breeders’ Cup run at 6½ furlongs
for Havelock rests with owners Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton. Havelock
finished 14th in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G2) at Churchill Downs in 2011 when the race was run at five furlongs.
“There are not a lot of races for him here and I won’t run him
five-eighths at Churchill,” Miller said. “We’ve tried that before.”