Exfactor pays off on owner’s gamble with victory
The $27,000 gamble made by owner Jim Stone and trainer Bernie
Flint on Exfactor paid off Saturday with a win in the $111,500
Bashford Manor Stakes at Churchill Downs.
Calvin Borel rode Exfactor to the win in 1:10.30 over six
furlongs, paying $12.60, $5.20 and $3.60 in the first graded stakes
of the year for 2-year-olds. The horse started last over the first
quarter mile, pulled ahead at the top of the stretch and won by 2
Exfactor’s second win comes less than a year after Stoneway
Farms picked up the horse for a song at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky
October yearling auction. He was the second choice Saturday at
Power World paid $4.80 and $3.60, while Friscan paid $4.60.