Jeff Ruby Steaks Draws Twelve Looking For Derby Points
By Margaret Ransom
A full field of 12 is expected to head postward in Saturday’s inaugural running of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (GIII) at Turfway Park, this year’s rebranding of the Kentucky Derby (GI) prep race known previously as the Spiral Stakes, Jim Beam Stakes, Lane’s End Stakes and, once, the galleryfurniture.com Stakes.
Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse has been a big supporter of horse racing for years now and fans can frequently see the company’s logo on the pants of many jockeys, including Hall of Famers Gary Stevens and Mike Smith.
The nine-furlong Jeff Ruby Steaks is the second-to-last race offering just 20 points to the winner (the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland in late April is the last), as the values are increasing, so anyone hoping… (more)