LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2017) – Susan and Jim Hill’s Loose On the Town took the lead out of the gate and cruised to a 2 3/4-length victory over Canadian Flyer in the $74,000 Cherry Valley Farm Purse for 4-year-olds and up before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,776.
Trained by Brian Lynch and ridden by Javier Castellano, Loose On the Town covered the 5½ furlongs on a yielding turf course in 1:03.24.
The race was marred when Chiltern Street stumbled at the start and unseated jockey Robby Albarado.
Loose On the Town is a 5-year-old Canadian-bred son of Speightstown out of the Saint Ballardo mare Gauze. The victory was worth $34,140 and increased Loose On the Town’s earnings to $157,910 with a record of 7-3-1-1.
Favored in the field of 11, Loose On the Town returned $6.20, $3.80 and $3. Canadian Flyer, ridden by Jose Lezcano, returned $5 and $3.80 and finished 1½ lengths in front of Vici, who paid $3.60 to show under Brian Hernandez Jr.
Racing resumes Wednesday with an eight-race program that kicks off the final three days of Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet that runs through Friday, April 28. First post time Wednesday is 1:05 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, Keeneland hosted Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon to recognize the men and women who serve our country. All active and inactive members of the military and their families received free general admission with a military ID. A 40’ x 60’ American flag was unfurled on the main track after the third race (photo attached). (Click here for a video of the flag presentation.) The horses in the fourth race wore camouflage saddle towels.
For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. As the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction company, Keeneland conducts sales every January, September and November. Its sales graduates dominate racing across the globe at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. In 2015, Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Uniquely structured, Keeneland is a private, for-profit corporation that returns its earnings to the industry and the community in the form of higher purses, and it has donated millions of dollars in charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. To learn more about Keeneland, visit Keeneland.com.