Keeneland September Sale alum American Patriot posted a highly impressive victory in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland on April 14. Seventh at midstretch, the colt caught Heart to Heart in the shadow of the wire to win by a neck for his first Grade 1 victory.
Javier Castellano, the winning rider aboard American Patriot, said after the race, “I rode with a lot of patience, a lot of confidence. I took my time and turning for home, I let him go a little bit. The way he finished was tremendous. I really like this horse. I rode him here when he broke his maiden on this surface (on April 10, 2016).”
With the Maker’s 46 Mile win, American Patriot increased his earnings to more than $475,000. The colt won last year’s Kent S. (G3) at Delaware Park and finished third in the Secretariat (G1) at Arlington.
Bred by WinStar Farm, Taylor Made Sales Agency offered American Patriot during Book 1 of the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Take a look back at the War Front colt in the ring as a yearling.