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War of Will Wins Grade 1 Maker’s Mark Mile

Four Graces Sets Track Record in Beaumont
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Posted at 8:23 PM, Jul 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-10 20:23:32-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. — War of Will used a final kick to get past Parlor in the closing moments to win the $300,000 Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland on Friday.

War of Will, who is trained by Mark Casse and was ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, covered the one mile race in 1:34.55 and paid out, $13.80 for the win ahead of Parlor and Raging Bull.

In the $100,000 Beaumont, Four Graces set a track record covering the 7 furlongs in 1:24.90. That's a stacks and track record for jockey Julien Leparoux.

Four Graces won it by 4 3/4 lengths ahead of Sconsin and Turtle Trax was third.

Trained by Ian Wilkes, Four Graces picked up 20 points toward the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Sept. 4 and hiked her total to 40, a figure that ranks 12th. The Oaks is limited to the top 14 point earners to pass the entry box.

The victory was worth $60,000 and boosted Four Graces’ earnings to $194,450 with a record of 5-4-0-0. It was her third consecutive victory and second Grade 3 having won the Dogwood at Churchill last month.