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.