Keeneland hosted a crowd of 11,552 for its 25th annual Kentucky Derby Day party, which offered a variety of family activities, food and wagering opportunities on racing from Churchill Downs and other major tracks throughout the day.
Malibu Moon’s top-class mare Come Dancing captured her second straight graded stakes by 6 3/4-lengths to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian S. on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Belmont Park.
A champion on the track, Lookin at Lucky came of age as a sire in 2018 with five time Grade I winner Accelerate and his Grade I winning mare Wow Cat and kept the momentum going on Saturday when progressive colt Country House (3c Lookin at Lucky x Quake Lake, by War Chant) won the $3million Grade I Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
The Richard Hannon-trained Threat (2c Footstepsinthesand - Flare Of Firelight, by Birdstone) will now head to Royal Ascot after producing an impressive performance to win on debut at Newmarket on Sunday.
Aidan O’Brien completed another Guineas double as Hermosa made just about every yard of the running to win the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
In contrast to recent years when the trainers’ title was only secured in the final days of the season, Willie Mullins dominated from start to finish to win the championship for the 13th time.