Fayette Stakes To Close Keeneland Meet

The $150,000 Fayette Stakes (gr. III) will drop the curtain on Keeneland's 2001 fall meeting. Nine colts and geldings to take the post in the nine-furlong event, which will be headed up by Pin Oak Stable's Broken Vow.

Broken Vow, who was victorious in the Phillip H. Iselin Handicap (gr. III) during the summer at Monmouth Park, was just headed by Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) hopeful Gander in the Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II) in his last start. Regular rider Ramon Dominguez has the call.

Challenging Broken Vow will be Chicago Six who is fresh off a win in the Prairie Meadows Handicap. Jere R. Smith trains the son of Wild Again who defeated Breeders' Cup Classic hopeful Guided Tour in the National Jockey Club Handicap (gr. III) at Sportman's Park.

The field for the Fayette Stakes includes: First Lieutenant (Mark Guidry); Chicago Six (Alfredo Juarez, Jr.); Connected (Marlon St. Julien); Just Ruler (Felipe Martinez); Concerned Minister (Craig Perret); Outofthebox (Lonnie Meche); Jadada (Greta Kuntzweiler); Broken Vow (Ramon Dominguez); and Maysville Slew (James Lopez).