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Thursday, March 22, 2012


Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes Draws Full Field


FLORENCE, Ky., March 22, 2012 – The gate will be full for the $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway on Saturday, with an even dozen set to go in the 1 1/8-mile prep for the Kentucky Derby (G1).

The Spiral Stakes picked up its final contender in All Squared Away, trained by Peter Miller.


All Squared Away bounced back from a seventh-place finish in the El Camino Real Derby (G3) to beat older horses in his next start, a 1 1/16-mile starter allowance at Santa Anita. Miller had been considering the Spiral Stakes, and that effort, a previous win over Golden Gate’s all-weather surface, and the tendency of the Spiral Stakes to uncover blossoming stars convinced him to ship the gelding from California to Kentucky. Only one question remained: would the horse tell him he was ready?



“He has tactical speed, and we know he likes the synthetics,” said Miller. “It looks like a wide-open race, and we fit by all the sheet numbers. And it has that big purse. But first I wanted to get on him myself to see if he was ready. I galloped him myself yesterday and he was full of energy and strength.”

The Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes is the 10th of 12 races on Saturday’s card. First post is 1:10 p.m. Post time for the Spiral Stakes is 5:45 p.m.

Both the Spiral Stakes and the Grade 3 Bourbonette Oaks will be carried live on NBC Sports Network as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series.


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