Apreciado Takes Friday’s Featured Select Sales Purse

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 25, 2019) – Justice Racing Stables’ Apreciado closed late and scored a one-length victory in Friday’s featured $75,000 Select Sales Purse before a crowd of 15,714 on the penultimate day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet. (Click here for a video of the race.)

With Corey Lanerie aboard, Apreciado covered 1 1/8 miles on a turf course labeled firm in 1:49.57. He was the second winner of the day for trainer Mike Maker, who now has eight wins and moves into the top spot on the list of the Fall Meet’s leading trainers.

Friday’s victory was worth $45,000 to Apreciado, a 5-year-old Skipshot gelding out of River Flower, by Strodes Creek. He improved his record to 15-5-2-1 with earnings of $164,632.

Apreciado paid $6.80, $4.40 and 3.40. Finishing second under James Graham was Hierarchy, who returned $5.40 and $3.80. Another half-length behind in third was 91-1 longshot Less Than Perfect, who was ridden by David Cohen and paid $31 to show.

Saturday is the final day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet with 10 races beginning at 1:05 p.m. ET. The highlight is the 62nd running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/8 miles. Post time for the Hagyard Fayette, the ninth race, is 5:30 p.m.

 

 

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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