Talk Veuve to Me Returns in Style to Win Thursday’s Featured Man o’ War Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (April 11, 2019) – Team Valor International, trainer Rodolphe Brisset and Stephen McKay’s Talk Veuve to Me made a successful return to the races Thursday by leading all the way to win the featured $85,000 Man o’ War Purse for fillies and mares by 2¼ lengths over Treble before a crowd of 9,388. (Click here for a video of the race.)

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Talk Veuve to Me covered the 6 furlongs on a fast main track in 1:11.24. The victory came in her first start since finishing sixth in last October’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) here.

Winner of the Indiana Oaks (G3) and runner-up in the Acorn (G1) and Eight Belles (G2) last year, Talk Veuve to Me is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Violence out of the Point Given mare Biblical Point.

A Keeneland sales graduate, Talk Veuve to Me increased her record to 8-3-3-0 and boosted her earnings to $408,067 with Thursday’s $51,000 check.

Talk Veuve to Me, the 1-2 favorite, paid $3, $2.40 and $2.20. Treble, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., returned $5.60 and $3.60 and finished a head in front of Awestruck who paid $2.60 to show under Brian Hernandez Jr.


Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program highlighted by the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for 4-year-olds and up racing on the grass. First post time is 1:05 p.m. ET with the Maker’s 46 Mile going as the ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. post time.

The seventh race, with a 4:24 p.m. post time, is the inaugural running of the $100,000 Limestone Turf Sprint.

On Friday, Keeneland will offer a Pick 6 carryover of $30,108.


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

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