Came Home's First Starter Comes Home a Winner

The first starter for freshman sire Came Home came home a winner at Keeneland Thursday when J. Fred Miller III's homebred Beautiful Venture won the third race by three lengths, getting the 4 ½ furlongs in :54 4/5. Ridden by Mark Guidry for trainer Barbara Beagle, the 2-year-old filly was never far behind pacesetter Joangel before taking the lead with a furlong remaining.

The winning filly is a half-sister to graded stakes winner Laurafina (by Cozzene. Came Home, a multiple grade I-winning son of Gone West, stands at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.