(Union Maiden / Coady Photography)
From the Keeneland Media Team:
Wise Racing’s Union Maiden rallied from midpack to grab the lead at the three-sixteenths pole and go on to a 2¼-length victory over Aurelia Garland in Wednesday’s featured $71,000 Mineloa Purse for fillies and mares. (Click here for a replay of the race.)
Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by the meet’s leading rider, Tyler Gaffalione, Union Maiden covered the Beard Course of 7 furlongs, 184 feet over a fast main track in 1:28.17.
A Keeneland sales graduate, Union Maiden is a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Union Rags out of the Congrats mare Pantanal. The victory was worth $42,600 and boosted her earnings to $103,114 with a record of 6-2-0-2.
Union Maiden paid $13.80, $6.40 and $4.40. Aurelia Garland, ridden by Adam Beschizza, returned $5.20 and $3.60 with Impeccable Style finishing third under Ricardo Santana Jr. and paying $3 to show.
Racing continues Thursday afternoon with a nine-race program beginning at 1:05 ET. The Fall Meet concludes Saturday.