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Galloping Out for October 15

October 15, 2016

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 15) Racing Hall of Fame trainer Jack Van Berg started his first horse at Keeneland in 18 years when he sent out Dream Walkin Farms’ Grantastica to run third in Friday’s second race. Van Berg, who won his first race at Keeneland during the 1972 Spring Meet, has 46 victories here, including the 1987 Commonwealth Breeders’ Cup (now the Grade 3 Commonwealth) with Exclusive Enough. That year, Van Berg also won the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) with Alysheba, who was disqualified from first and placed third in the Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland. He will send out Dedomenico LLC and Muddy Waters Stables’ Love That Lute in today’s 10th race. …

Jacob Radosevich scored his first Keeneland victory when he rode Steve Snowden and Kay Reed’s Snuggle Struggle to win Friday’s first race. Eric Reed trains the winner, a 5-year-old daughter of Five Star Day who took the six-furlong race in 1:12.62. …

Seventh Sense (Tur), third in a Keeneland allowance race on Friday, sports a Kentucky pedigree but was born in Turkey. The 3-year-old City Zip colt out of the Distorted Humor mare No Dress Code is a full brother to Grade 2 winner Reneesgotzip. No Dress Code was carrying Seventh Sense when she sold for $110,000 at Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and was exported to Turkey. Murat Sancal trains Seventh Sense for Arif Kurtel.