Lincoln Highway Holds off Challenge for Betz Purse Win

October 19, 2023

Lincoln Highway gets the edge for Betz Purse. (Keeneland Photo)

Keeneland Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s homebred Lincoln Highway took the lead at the eighth pole and held off a late bid from Mackillop to win Thursday’s featured $109,100 Betz Purse for 3-year-olds and up by a neck. 

Trained by Vicki Oliver and ridden by Luis Saez, Lincoln Highway completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.33 over a turf course labeled as good. 

A Kentucky-bred son of Quality Road out of the Empire Maker mare Frivolous, Lincoln Highway improved his record to 6-2-0-1 and increased his career earnings to $151,731 with Thursday’s $62,233 check. 

Lincoln Highway returned payoffs of $9.34, $5.60 and $4.06. Mackillop, ridden by Julien Leparoux, returned $7.58 and $5.06 with Clyde’s Got a Gun rallying for third under Orlando Mojica and paying $5.28 to show. 

Racing continues Friday afternoon with a 10-race program that begins at 1 p.m. ET. Keeneland will offer a Pick 6 carryover of $24,717.54.

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