Kinetic Sky was the second winner on the day and 12th winner overall for RUNHAPPY on Sunday when the colt won a Fair Grounds Maiden Special Weight for Robert LaPenta and trainer Brad Cox.
Racing a mile on dirt after the race was moved from the turf, the race favorite broke sharply and raced three paths wide just behind the dueling leaders. With Shaun Bridgmohan aboard, Kinetic Sky easily took the lead around the far turn and showed determination in the stretch to repel a challenge.
That challenge seemed to be just what he needed to kick into another gear with Kinetic Sky pulling away in the final sixteenth to win by three lengths.
Bred by Elm Tree Farm, LLC, Curt Leake, Time Will Tell, LLC and Warren Harang, Kinetic Sky was a $180,000 Keeneland November weanling and $450,000 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale graduate. Kinetic Sky is out of the multiple stakes placed Sky America, who is a full sister to stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Third Dawn with two other sisters producing stakes performers.
Sky America visited Runhappy again last year.