Tejano Run Wins Keeneland Feature
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ Tejano Run, runnerup in the 1995 Kentucky Derby, caught Sandpit in the deep stretch and prevailed by a neck in stakes-record time in Friday’s $113,900 Fort Harrod Stakes at Keeneland.
Sandpit, one of the top turf horses in the country last year and a career earner of $1.8 million, took the lead at the top of the stretch under Shane Sellers but couldn’t hold off Tejano Run, who was racing on turf for the first time.
Tejano Run, ridden by Jerry Bailey, went a mile in 1:35.
Dove Hunt, seeking a second consecutive victory in the Fort Harrod, finished three lengths back in third.
Roy K. Monroe owns Tejano Run, who paid $10.40, $4.80 and $3.40. The winner is trained by Kenneth McPeek. Sandpit, the 3-2 favorite, returned $3.40 and $2.60. Dove Hunt, ridden by Pat Day, paid $3 to show.