Rushing Fall and Guarana both added Grade 1 victories to their resumes on Saturday as two of seven Kentucky-bred horses to win graded stakes across the country.
Rushing Fall set all types of milestones with her win in the Jenny Wiley S. (G1) at Keeneland. The 5-year-old daughter of More Than Ready has won at least one Grade 1 race for four consecutive years, joining the elite company of Beholder and Lady Eli to accomplish the feat. She also lowered the track record by more than a second with her win and became just the second horse to repeat in the Jenny Wiley.
Rushing Fall races for e Five Thoroughbreds and has won $2,278,000 and 10 of her 13 lifetime starts. Purchased for $320,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Select Saratoga Yearling sale, Rushing Fall was bred by Fred Hertrich III and John Fielding.
Guarana, who races for her breeder Three Chimneys Farm, along with Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine, became racing’s newest millionaire with her scintillating victory over Mia Mischief in the Madison S. (G1), also at Keeneland. Guarana had the lead early, only to surrender it in mid-stretch, but battled back valiantly to score what was her third Grade 1 victory.
Gaurana is out of Magical World, a daughter of Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Pleasant Home. Magical World is also the dam of Three Chimneys’ stakes-winning 3-year-old Magic Dance.
Kentucky-breds won five Grade 2 races on the second Saturday of July, topped by champion Monomoy Girl’s win in the Ruffian S. at Belmont Park. The champion 3-year-old filly of 2018, Monomoy Girl was bred by FPF LLC and Highfield Ranch. A $100,000 Keeneland September Yearling, Monomoy Girl has made over $3 million.