Leinster Wins Thursday’s Featured Glen Oak Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (April 18, 2019) – Amy Dunne’s Leinster, a maiden facing winners, slipped through on the inside and pulled away from favored Fooch by 3¾ lengths to win Thursday’s featured $81,000 Glen Oak Purse for 4-year-olds and up before a crowd of 11,604.

Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Leinster covered 5½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:02.35. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Ninth in his only previous try on the turf, Leinster is a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Majestic Warrior out of the Royal Academy mare Vassar. The victory was worth $48,600 and raised Leinster’s earnings to $132,943 with a record of 14-1-4-3.

Leinster returned $22.20, $9.20 and $5.80. Fooch, ridden by John Velazquez, returned $4.80 and $3.80 with Sekondi finishing another nose back in third under Declan Cannon and paying $13 to show.

Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. Highlighting the program is the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares that goes as the ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. post time.

 

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