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Event Of The Year Wins

Mon., March 30, 1998, midnight

Event of the Year kept his record perfect, improving to 4 for 4 by beating two longshots to the wire in the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park.

The Seattle Slew colt ran the 1-1/8 miles in 1:47 - just two-fifths of a second off the track record set by Hansel in the 1991 Jim Beam. This year’s race, a Kentucky Derby prep for 3-year-olds, was rescheduled from Saturday, when a power failure forced postponement of the entire program.

Event of the Year paid $3.20 to win. Yarrow Brae finished second. Truluck ran third.

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