Dynatail Wins Wednesday’s Featured Whitney Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2019) – Ballybrit Stable’s Dynatail inched past pacesetting Bonnie Arch a few strides before the finish line to win the $87,000 Whitney Purse for fillies and mares by a head before a sun-splashed Wednesday afternoon crowd of 9,043. (Click here for a video of the race.)

Trained by Michael Dini and ridden by Luis Saez, Dynatail covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:36.68. The victory was the third of the afternoon for Saez.

A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Hightail out of the Dynaformer mare Southern Dynamo, Dynatail was making her first start of 2019. The victory was worth $52,200 to the Keeneland sales graduate and increased her earnings to $392,410 with a record of 25-6-3-5.

Dynatail, sent off as the third choice in the field of nine, paid $17.60, $8.40 and $6.40. Runner-up Bonnie Arch, ridden by Chris Landeros, returned $9.80 and $7 with She’s Pretty Lucky finishing another three-quarters of a length back in third and paying $8.40 to show under Tyler Gaffalione.

Racing continues Thursday with a nine-race program that begins at 1:05 p.m. ET.


For more than 80 years, the Keeneland Association has devoted itself to the health and vibrancy of the Thoroughbred industry. The world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland conducts four sales a year, in January, April, September and November, and its sales graduates dominate racing globally at every level. In April and October, Keeneland offers some of the highest caliber and richest Thoroughbred racing in the world. Keeneland hosted the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in 2015 and will hold the event again in 2020. 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 millions of dollars donated in support of horse industry initiatives and charitable contributions for education, research and health and human services throughout Central Kentucky. To learn more, visit Keeneland.com.

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