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Galloping Out - Oct. 22

October 22, 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 22) Apprentice Katie Clawson scored her first Keeneland victory Saturday when she rode Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s favored Newfound Gold to victory in the seventh race. Mike Maker trains the winner, a 9-year-old gelding by Newfoundland, who took the six-furlong race by a length in 1:10.59. …

Jose Ortiz, who has ridden 10 winners in his first Keeneland meet to tie with Corey Lanerie in second in the leading rider standings, has returned to his Belmont Park base but will return for the Oct. 27 Keeneland program, according to his agent, Jimmy Riccio. Ortiz is North America’s third-leading rider by earnings and is second by wins. Julien Leparoux has won 12 races to lead all riders. …

On select race days during Keeneland’s Fall Meet, grooms of racehorses determined to have the best overall appearance in the Saddling Paddock are recognized with cash prizes as part of the Best Turned Out Awards. The contest began on opening day and continues with sponsors presenting awards on Sunday (Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital) and Saturday, Oct. 29 (Hagyard Equine Medical Institute).