Calumet Farm's 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1 1/2-mile Bewitch Stakes (G3T), securing the first stakes win of her career on closing day of the Keeneland spring meet April 28. Watch Video
Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, was ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., who won two races Friday. She is trained by George "Rusty" Arnold.
Second choice Daring Duchess led the field of five through most of the turf marathon, setting fractions of :25.64, :50.16, 1:15.10, and 1:40.39 through a mile. Quiet Business overtook the leader and went on to post a one-length victory in 2:31.50 on the firm course.
The victory was worth $93,000 and increased Quiet Business' lifetime earnings to $180,558, with a record of three wins in 11 starts. The Calumet homebred is out of the A.P. Indy mare Indy Business.
"This is just fate. We got lucky," Arnold said. "We entered her in an allowance race that didn't go and forgot to nominate her (to the race. Keeneland racing secretary) Ben (Huffman) told me, 'Supplement her (to the Bewitch).' I didn't want to do it. ... When it came up a small field, we did it."