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Greenshoe Wins The Kentucky Futurity

Published: October 6, 2019 2:02 pm ET

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On Sunday (Oct. 6) at the Red Mile, division leader Greenshoe kept his crown intact. He patiently pushed his way to the front and faced little challenge en route to a 1:51.1 win over a ‘good’ track in the 127th Kentucky Futurity, which featured a purse of $450,000.

Dont Letem, who ultimately finished second, had pursued Greenshoe down the centre of the homestretch. Gimpanzee finished third, while Soul Strong, who had closed from the back of the pack, finished fourth.

“I was able to be patient with him and ease him up to the front. Then, when I thought it was time to use him up a little bit, he was there for me and was pretty much in hand," victorious pilot Brian Sears said afterward. "I was really happy with the way he scored down, so I was getting a good feeling going behind the gate. He’s got speed that really no other horse I can think of can go with.”

Greenshoe has now earned $1,241,273 for owners Courant Inc., Hans Backe, Lars Granqvist and Morten Langli. Greenshoe, who was bred by Al Libfeld and Marvin Katz, has now won 12 of his 16 career starts.

To read the full recap of the 2019 Kentucky Futurity, click here.

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World Record For Manchego In Allerage
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Caviart Ally Defeats Shartin N In Allerage
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(With files from the Red Mile)

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