Payton d'Oro ran down pacesetter Distinctive Dixie to win the $100,000
Bayakoa by a half-length at Oaklawn Park on Wednesday. It was another
four and a half lengths back in third to Punta Ballena.
The Bayakoa was part of the Racing Festival of the South, the
annual cluster of nine stakes that are spread out over the final week
of the meet. The series ends Saturday with the Grade 1, $1 million