Event of the Year kept his record perfect, improving to 4 for 4 by beating two long shots to the wire in the $600,000 Jim Beam Stakes at Turfway Park.
The Seattle Slew colt, unbeaten in four races, 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 Beam.
Event of the Year paid $3.20, $3 and $2.40.
Yarrow Brae, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, returned $10.20 and $6.60. Truluck paid $4 to show.