Gagetown earned his first stakes win Friday evening at Prairie Meadows with a neck victory in the $50,000 Prairie Mile for 3-year-olds. The Rupp Racing colt is the first stakes winner for Exaggerator, who leads the Second-Crop Cumulative Sire list by both winners (28) and wins (31).
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Gagetown, who had placed in Sugar Bowl S. at two and Animal Kingdom S. this year, came from fifth at the mid-way point of Friday's contest, running down pacesetter Flash of Mischief in the final sixteenth to hit the wire first.
The final time was 1:36.78 on a fast track.
The winner is now 2-3-1 in seven starts and has earned $134,262. Gagetown was bred in Kentucky by SF Bloodstock and is a half-brother to Mother Goose S. (G1) winner Include Betty. Gagetown originally sold for $170,000 as a weanling at the 2018 Keeneland November sale.