Maryland-bred 3-year-old Still Having Fun ran the race of his career Saturday to win the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes for Laurel-based trainer Tim Keefe.
Running outside of Maryland for the first time in eight career starts, Still Having Fun rallied from eight lengths back at the 1/2-mile mark to win the 7-furlong race as a 13-1 underdog.
“It feels great,” Keefe said of his first graded stakes win.”I was hoping it would coincide with my 500th win, too, but I’ll take it. This is great.”
He said co-owner Jim Scott of Terp Racing gave him money to buy a horse at the Timonium yearling sale, and he picked Still Having Fun for $12,000. “We just always hoped he was a nice horse,” Keefe said.