Longshot Louder Than Bombs Outduels Favorite to Win

Wednesday’s Featured Mt. Brilliant Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 16, 2019) – Sandra New’s Louder Than Bombs dug in along the rail and held off a stretch-long bid from odds-on favorite Emaraaty (GB) to win the $75,000 Mt. Brilliant Purse for 3-year-olds and up by a nose before a chilled Wednesday afternoon crowd of 8,701. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by David Fawkes and ridden by Ricardo Santana Jr., Louder Than Bombs covered the mile on a turf course rated as good in 1:37.69.

A Keeneland sales graduate, Louder Than Bombs is a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Violence out of the More Than Ready mare Orabella. The victory was worth $45,000 and improved Louder Than Bombs’ earnings to $175,380 with a record of 13-3-1-2.

Louder Than Bombs returned $40.40, $11.60 and $5.80. Emaraaty, ridden by Javier Castellano, returned $3 and $2.40 and finished 1¾ lengths in front of Patriot Drive and Lascaux, who finished in a dead heat for third. Patriot Drive, with Jose Ortiz up, paid $2.20 and Lascaux, ridden by Miguel Mena, returned $9.20 to show.

Racing resumes Thursday with a nine-race program beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. The feature is the 25th running of the $150,000 Sycamore (G3) for 3-year-olds and up going 1½ miles on the turf. The Sycamore is the afternoon’s eighth race with a 4:57 p.m. post time.

Keeneland is offering a Pick 6 carryover of $22,004 on Thursday.



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 across the globe 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 privately held company with a not-for-profit mission 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. Keeneland also maintains the Keeneland Library, a world-renowned public research institution with the mission of preserving information about the Thoroughbred industry. To learn more, visit Keeneland.com.

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