Shadwell Farm


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Court Vision narrowly defeated Karelian to win the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) over the soft turf course at Keeneland.

Court Vision engaged early leader Karelian in midstretch and the two raced as team through the stretch of the Shadwell Turf Mile.  Court Vision prevailed by a nose under Robby Albarado with Mr. Sidney 5 ¾ lengths back in third place.

“He was very close (early) for him, within himself, doing it easy,” said Albarado.  “I figured the fractions were slow and I knew this horse would finish up big and he did.”

Court Vision ran the distance in 1:38.68 while posting his first victory since winning the Hollywood Derby (G1) on November 30.  Richard Dutrow Jr. trains the 4-year-old son of Gulch for IEAH Stables, who races the colt in partnership with John A. Roberts’ Resolute Group Stables.

The victory was worth $360,000 to Court Vision, who was winning for the sixth time in 18 career starts boosting his lifetime earnings to $1,477,430.  He paid $11.60 as the third choice and earned a berth in the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).