2 Virginia-Breds Will Start Next To Each Other In A Keeneland Stakes Race This Saturday

Two Virginia-bred 4 year old fillies will start next to each other in this Saturday’s $100,000 Giants’s Causeway Stakes at Keeneland! Exaggerated, bred by the Hart Farm, will leave from gate position 9 while Rapid Rhythm, bred by the Lazy Lane Farm, will depart from post 10.

Exaggerated (shown here courtesy of Jim McCue), by Blame out of Miz United States by Valid Appeal, won her only start this year and is 4-for-6 lifetime. She captured the $60,000 Oakley Stakes in September and heads to Keeneland with a bankroll of $99,960.

Exaggerated wins the 2015 Oakley Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue.
Exaggerated wins the 2015 Oakley Stakes. Photo by Jim McCue.

Rapid Rhythm, by Successful Appeal out of Patriot Miss by Quiet American, is a perfect 2-for-2 at Fair Grounds this year. She won a claiming race there February 9th and an allowance optional claimer on March 10th. She has bankrolled $38,400 in 2016 and $85,686 in her career.

The stakes has been carded as Keeneland’s 8th race and will go to post at 4:26 PM. A full field of 12 have entered the 5 1/2 furlong sprint. Keeneland has a trio of other stakes on the program that cover races 7 thru 10, including the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes, final prep race for the May 7th Kentucky Derby.

As a Virginia resident, you can bet play the action via one of these three on line wagering companies — TVG, XPressBet and Twin Spires.