Quiet Business Wins Bewitch on Closing Day of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet

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LEXINGTON, KY (April 28, 2017) – Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1½-mile Bewitch (G3) before 18,057 fans at Keeneland on Friday’s closing day of the 2017 Spring Meet.

Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, was ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., who won two races on Friday. She is trained by George R. “Rusty” Arnold II.

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, 1:40.39 and 2:05.90. Quiet Business overtook the leader and went on to post a 1-length victory in 2:31.50 on the firm course.

The victory was worth $93,000 and increased Quiet Business’ career 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.

Quiet Business paid $34.20, $9.80 and $4.20. Daring Duchess, with Julien Leparoux aboard, returned $4.60 and $3.20. Dyna’s Recoleta, ridden by Jose Lezcano, finished 6¾ lengths behind in third and paid $3.60. She was followed in order by Inchargeofme (GB) and 4-5 favorite Earring. Arles (FR) was scratched.


Keeneland’s next major event is the world-famous September Yearling Sale from Sept. 11-23. Racing returns Oct. 6, opening day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet that runs through Oct. 28. The richest race of the season is the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Oct. 7.