Castaway falls short as long shot wins
The 70-1 long shot All Squared Away rallied to win the $200,000, Grade 3 Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, spoiling the Kentucky Derby chances of Castaway and other horses looking for earnings to make the 20-horse field.
All Squared Away, purchased for $1,000 as a yearling, ran the 1-1/16 miles on Polytrack in 1 minute, 42.55 seconds under Julio Garcia for trainer Wesley Ward. The 3-year-old dark bay gelding stayed near the front and kept pace four wide before taking control in the final furlong and winning by 1-1/2 lengths.
All Squared returned $143.20 for a $2 win bet. Summer Front was second and Hammers Terror third. Castaway, who needed the $120,000 first-prize purse to have enough earnings to make the Derby field, finished ninth.