Wednesday, May 3, 2017
The 2017 Keeneland spring meet was a great success for the graduates of Margaux Farm’s starting, training, and freshening programs.
Top performances include:
HOLIDAY STONE – Starting and training graduate Holiday Stone ran a gutsy second in the G3. Transylvania S. on opening weekend. This promising colt is scheduled to make his next start in the Gr. 2 American Turf S. on the Kentucky Derby undercard.
GIO’S CALLING – Another starting and training grad, Gio’s Calling, did the majority of his race preparation on the farm early this spring, working several times before shipping in to trainer Brian Lynch at Keeneland for the final touches.
LEX VEGAS – After starting off his season with two thirds and a second at Gulfstream Park, starting, training and freshening grad Lex Vegas broke through at Keeneland to land his second career win by nearly four lengths.
LOOSE ON THE TOWN – Winning impressively by almost three lengths in his seasonal debut, starting and training grad Loose on the Town closed out the meet with a bang for the Margaux team. This son of Speightstown now owns a lifetime record of 7-3-1-1.
In total, Margaux grads combined for three wins, four seconds and three thirds with earnings of $230,604. A big thank you goes out to all of the team members who helped make it such a successful meet, including the trainers, owners, jockeys, grooms and exercise riders.