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WHO IS THE ONLY HORSE TO WIN THE FAYETTE STAKES AND A YEAR LATER WIN THE BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC?
The Fayette Stakes this weekend at Keeneland often over looked as a measure of really good horses. The race is run too late to prep for the Breeders’ Cup. It will not likely have much influence on the Eclipse Awards. Nonetheless, it is a competitive race that can showcase future champions as they develop. Such was the case in 2009 when a developing 3-year-old colt named Blame won the Fayette Stakes. As a 4-year-old in 2010 he began to mature steadily. In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, he showed his grow, both physically and mentally, when he dueled to finish line holding off the great Zenyatta to win the $5 million Classic.