Creatine upsets field to capture Kentucky Futurity

Updated: October 6, 2013

Lexington, KY ( – Rain proved no deterrent Sunday as 15-1
longshot Creatine came from off the pace to win Sunday’s 121st Kentucky
Futurity at The Red Mile.

The Futurity, the third and final leg of the Trotting Triple Crown, had a
total purse of $527,000 with two elimination heats valued at $79,050 each and
each having a field of seven 3-year-olds.

The first elimination was won by Hambletonian champ Royalty For Life, driven
by Brian Sears. The colt covered the mile in 1:53 3/5. Creatine finished
second to the 4-5 favorite. The second heat was taken by 4-5 favorite Your So
Vain and driver Tim Tetrick in a time of 1:54 4/5.

The top five from each elimination advanced to the $368,900 final. However,
Lindy’s Tru and Wheeling N Dealin were scratched leaving the final with an
eight-horse field.

Royalty For Life, with Sears driving, set the pace in the final as Creatine
and driver Mike Lachance were fourth in the early going. Creatine was shuffled
back to fifth with a half-mile to go as Royalty For Life continued on the

Royalty For Life began to tire down the stretch as Creatine made his move
through the middle of the stretch. Trained by Bob Stewart, Creatine caught the
leaders in mid-stretch and was able post a half-length victory.

Finishing second was 51-1 longshot All Laid Out followed by 7-1 third pick
Spider Blue Chip, 13-10 second choice Your So Vain, Royalty For Life, E L
Rocket, Punxsutawney and Home Turf.

Creatine covered the mile in 1:53 2/5 on a sloppy track.

Owned by Diamond Creek Racing, Creatine recorded his seventh win in 13 starts
this year for $481,189. In his career, the colt has banked $544,209 with 10
wins in 20 races.

It was the second straight Kentucky Futurity win for the 62-year-old Lachance.
Last year he drove My MVP to victory and earlier won with filly Whiteland
Janice (1991) and Self Possessed (1999).

Creatine returned $33.80, $9.80 and $32.20. All Laid Out paid $31.40 and
$54.80, and Spider Blue Chip paid $26.80 to show. The show prices were
inflated with 7-10 favorite Royalty For Life finishing out of the money.

Dewycolorintheline won the Yonkers Trot, the opening leg of the Triple Crown.