Princess Causeway Captures Friday’s Featured Heaven Trees Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 26, 2018) – Winchester Place Thoroughbreds’ 7-2 favorite Princess Causeway edged Boxwood in deep stretch to score a half-length victory in Friday’s featured $69,000 Heaven Trees Purse before a crowd of 10,593. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

The 1-mile race, originally scheduled for the turf, was moved to the sloppy main track. Princess Causeway’s time was 1:38.62.

Ridden by Chris Landeros for trainer Ian Wilkes, Princess Causeway is a 2-year-old daughter of Giant’s Causeway out of the A.P. Indy mare A. P. Investment. Bred by Calumet Farm, she earned $41,400 for Friday’s victory and increased her earnings to $130,350. In winning her second consecutive race, she improved her record to 4-2-1-0.

Princess Causeway paid $9.40,  $6.40 and $4.20. Boxwood, ridden by Jose Ortiz, returned $6.40 and $4.20. Finishing third was Lightscameraaction, who paid $4.80 under Brian Hernandez Jr.

Saturday is closing day of Keeneland’s 2018 Fall Meet. The 10-race program begins at 1:05 p.m. ET. The featured event is the 61st running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the ninth race with a post time of 5:30 p.m.


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