Saturday, April 28 2012
Point of Entry Wins Elkhorn on Closing Day of Keeneland Spring Meet
LEXINGTON, KY (April 27, 2012) – Point of Entry, who won a 1½-mile allowance race on the Keeneland turf course on April 12, proved his liking for the distance and the surface when he won the 27th running of the $150,000 Elkhorn (G2) before a crowd of 17,383 on Friday, closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day spring meet. The victory marked the first stakes win for the 4-year-old colt by Dynaformer, a homebred racing for Phipps Stable.
Ridden by John Velazquez, who won the Elkhorn the past two years with Musketier (GER), Point of Entry was the 5-1 fourth choice in the race and broke from post two in the field of eight 4-year-olds and older runners. Newsdad, the 11-10 favorite, took the lead out of the starting gate and led the field through early fractions of :25.18, :50.29 and 1:16.14 while Simmard, Point of Entry and Musketier – making his fourth consecutive start in the Elkhorn - raced within striking distance.
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