Forever Boss takes Wednesday’s featured Benson Purse at Keeneland


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Keeneland) – Stephen R. Baker, David A. Bernsen and Magdalena Racing’s Forever Boss took the lead down the stretch and pulled away to a 4¼-length victory from stablemate Il Malocchio to win the $81,000 Benson Purse for 3-year-old fillies Wednesday afternoon. (Click here for a replay of the race.)

Trained by Kenny McPeek and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Forever Boss covered 1 1/8 miles on the main track listed as good in 1:50.38. The race originally was scheduled to be run on the turf course but was moved to the dirt because of unseasonable snowfall in the area in the morning.

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Forever Boss is a Kentucky-bred filly by Tapiture out of Calma Prado, by El Prado (IRE). The victory was worth $51,385 and increased her earnings to $84,885 with a record of 5-2-1-0.

Forever Boss paid $9.60 and $4.20. Runner-up Il Malocchio, ridden by Robby Albarado, returned $4.00 to place. Tiz Splendid was third with Joel Rosario aboard. There was no show wagering.

Only two days remain in Keeneland’s Spring Meet. Racing resumes Thursday at 1:05 p.m. with a nine-race program. Friday is closing day.