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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 24

· 10:09 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 – CLOSING DAY

·         CARPE DIEM GALLOPS; TO WORK EARLY SATURDAY

·         FRAMMENTO BREEZES FOR POSSIBLE START IN KENTUCKY DERBY

·         CASTELLANO REGISTERS FIRST KEENELAND LEADING RIDER TITLE

·         RAMSEYS BREAK RECORD FOR MOST MEET TITLES BY AN...

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Study Finds Keeneland Provides Significant Economic Stimulus to Lexington and Fayette County

· 10:55 am

Study Finds Keeneland Provides Significant Economic Stimulus to Lexington and Fayette County

Generates Total Economic Impact of $590 Million

LEXINGTON, KY (April 23, 2015) – Keeneland’s premier Spring and Fall race meets and four globally renowned Thoroughbred sales, which include two of the...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 22

· 2:15 pm

BROWN THRILLED WITH PERFORMANCE OF KEENELAND STABLE

With six wins to tie him for third place among the leading trainers of Keeneland’s Spring Meet, trainer Chad Brown is especially pleased with the performance of his stable. Brown’s wins include the April 11 Jenny Wiley (G1) with Ball Dancing, the April 12 Appalachian (G3) Presented by...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 22

· 9:03 am

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

·         BROWN THRILLED WITH PERFORMANCE OF KEENELAND STABLE

·         MARIA MARIA RETURNS TO KEENELAND FOR NEW CHALLENGE IN BEWITCH

·         CASTELLANO, PLETCHER AND RAMSEYS LEAD JOCKEY, TRAINER, OWNER RACES

·         CLOSING WEEK SPECIAL EVENTS...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Dramedy, Whiskey Ticket Turn in Impressive Graded Stakes Performances

· 10:03 am

LEXINGTON, KY (April 21, 2015) – Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale graduate Dramedy prevailed by a neck to pull the upset in Keeneland’s 1½-mile Dixiana Elkhorn (G2), his first race at that distance. Whiskey Ticket held off a late charge from fellow 2013 September Yearling Sale graduate Conquest Curlinate to win the...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 19

· 12:06 pm

I’M A CHATTERBOX WORKS TOWARD LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS START

On Sunday, Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s I’m a Chatterbox, one of the leading contenders for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run May 1 at Churchill Downs, worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 with jockey Florent Geroux aboard.

As...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 18

· 1:07 pm

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WINNER CARPE DIEM WORKS HALF-MILE IN :48

With regular rider John Velazquez aboard, Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner Carpe Diem worked a half-mile on his own in :48 over a fast track Saturday morning at Keeneland.

Owned by WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables and trained by Todd Pletcher, Carpe Diem...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 17

· 10:10 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

·         TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS TRAINERS IN SATURDAY’S DIXIANA ELKHORN

·         ALBERTRANI HOPING FOR BIG THINGS FROM BIZ THE NURSE

·         FORMER KENTUCKY GOV. JONES GETS TWO SHOTS AT THIRD KENTUCKY OAKS VICTORY

·         GALLOPING OUT

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 15

· 11:31 am

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

·         PLETCHER SCHEDULES SUNDAY WORK FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WINNER CARPE DIEM

·         UNITARIAN GOES FOR REPEAT IN SATURDAY’S DIXIANA ELKHORN

·         DECEPTIVE VISION RETURNS TO THE DIRT FOR 2015 DEBUT IN FRIDAY’S HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 14

· 6:17 am

HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE ATTRACTS FIELD OF NINE

Alpha Delta Stables’ My Miss Sophia, runner-up to champion Untapable in last year’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), heads a field of nine fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Friday’s 21st running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 11

· 12:35 pm

TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS HORSEMEN IN WEEKEND STAKES

Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews these trainers with horses in weekend stakes:

Vicki Oliver, who sends out Personal Diary in today’s Jenny Wiley (G1).

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 11

· 10:11 am

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

·         TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS HORSEMEN IN WEEKEND STAKES

·         LUCK OF THE KITTEN HEADLINES FIELD OF SEVEN IN REDRAWN TRANSYLVANIA

·         JACK MILTON’S MAKER’S 46 MILE TRIUMPH CAPS BIG DAY FOR PLETCHER, CASTELLANO

·         GALLOPING OUT...

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40 Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing in Weekend Graded Stakes

· 1:13 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2015) – Forty Keeneland sales graduates highlight graded stakes entries across the country this weekend, led by millionaire Summer Front and Grade 3 winner Jack Milton in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday; Hard Not to Like, who defends her title in the Jenny Wiley (G1) on Saturday; and Lady...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 10

· 10:26 am

FRIDAY, APRIL 10

·         TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS HORSEMEN IN WEEKEND STAKES

·         EDEN PRAIRIE LINES UP...

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Hard Not to Like Faces Seven Rivals in Bid for Jenny Wiley Repeat

· 1:02 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2015) – Speedway Stable’s Hard Not to Like will attempt to become the second repeat winner of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) on Saturday when she takes on seven rivals in the 1 1/16-mile grass test.

The Jenny Wiley will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with an...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 8

· 12:36 pm

DIVINING ROD TOPS FIELD OF SEVEN

FOR SATURDAY’S COOLMORE LEXINGTON

Lael Stables’ Divining Rod, runner-up in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and third-place finisher in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), tops a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 34th running of the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - April 8

· 12:36 pm

DIVINING ROD TOPS FIELD OF SEVEN

FOR SATURDAY’S COOLMORE LEXINGTON

Lael Stables’ Divining Rod, runner-up in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and third-place finisher in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), tops a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 34th running of the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington...

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Keeneland Barn Notes April 7

· 10:05 am

JACK MILTON LOOKS TO CONTINUE PLETCHER’S FAST START

Three Grade 1 races were run at Keeneland on Saturday, and trainer Todd Pletcher had his fingerprints on all of them with a victory and two seconds.

On Friday, Gary Barber’s Jack Milton will look to continue the barn’s fast start in the 27th running of...

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Keeneland Barn Notes April 6

· 8:14 am

BREEDERS’ CUP WINNER LADY ELI WORKS FOR 2015 DEBUT

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli, winner of the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), is scheduled to make her 2015 debut Sunday in the $125,000 Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association. On Monday, the 3-year-old Divine Park filly worked five furlongs on the yielding...

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Keeneland Sales Alumni Carpe Diem, Dortmund Romp in Derby Preps

· 7:18 am

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni established themselves at the top of the leaderboards for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) by sweeping major prep races on Saturday.

Carpe Diem powered to a three-length victory in the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland while Dortmund...

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Keeneland Barn Notes April 3

· 12:13 pm

TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS CONNECTIONS OF HORSES

IN TOYOTA BLUE GRASS AND CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND

Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews these horsemen with horses racing Saturday in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass or $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1):

Olly Stevens about Central...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Carpe Diem, Dortmund Top Weekend Graded Stakes Entries

· 11:03 am

LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2015) – More than 60 Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes during a blockbuster weekend of racing. Seven of the eight sophomores entered in Keeneland’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday are sales alumni, including favored Carpe Diem, winner of last fall’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) here. Also headlining the weekend is...

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NEW LOCATION FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS POSTRACE PRESS CONFERENCE

· 11:00 am

After Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), the postrace press conference with the winning connections will be held immediately

in a new location: the room next to First Aid just off the Paddock Tunnel.

·         TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS CONNECTIONS OF HORSES IN TOYOTA BLUE GRASS AND CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND

·         TOYOTA...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 1

· 12:56 pm

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

· TOYOTA BLUE GRASS FAVORITE CARPE DIEM AND RIVALS TRAIN FOR SATURDAY’S $1 MILLION RACE

· WEST COAST BELLE BACK IN KENTUCKY FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND

· LOVELY MARIA GALLOPS FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND

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Peace and War Lukewarm 3-1 Favorite vs. Six Foes in $500,000 Central Bank Ashland

· 5:52 am

LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2015) – Qatar Racing’s Peace and War was made a lukewarm 3-1 morning-line favorite in a well-matched field of seven entered Tuesday for the 78th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the main track Saturday.

The race offers...

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Carpe Diem Headlines Field of Eight for Saturday's $1 Million Toyota Blue Grass

· 5:50 am

LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2015) – WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem, runaway winner of last fall’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) here and a leading candidate for the 141st Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), has been installed as the even-money favorite in a field of eight entered Tuesday for Saturday’s...

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Keeneland-Sold Materiality Impressive in Florida Derby Victory

· 9:10 am

LEXINGTON, KY (March 30, 2015) Materiality, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, vaulted onto the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) leaderboard with a 1½-length win in Saturday’s Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream. Fellow sales alumni I’m a Chatterbox and Birdatthewire moved into...

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Keeneland Barn Notes March 30

· 12:42 pm

FLORIDA STAKES WINNERS NIGHT PROWLER AND EH CUMPARI

TOP OPENING-DAY TRANSYLVANIA PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SELECT

Paul Pompa Jr.’s homebred Night Prowler, winner of the Dania Beach (G3) in January at Gulfstream Park, and Anstu Stables’ Eh Cumpari, winner of the Palm Beach (G3)...

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Keeneland Barn Notes for March 30

· 11:42 am

MONDAY, MARCH 30

· FLORIDA STAKES WINNERS NIGHT PROWLER AND EH CUMPARI TOP OPENING-DAY TRANSYLVANIA PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SELECT

· LASSOFTHEMOHICANS KEENELAND-BOUND FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND

· WORK TAB

· PROBABLE FIELDS FOR OPENING WEEKEND

· PREVIEW...

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Maftool Highlights UAE Derby Entries

· 2:22 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (March 27, 2015) – Maftool, sold as a weanling at Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale and winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) at Meydan in February, returns in Saturday’s UAE Derby (G2). Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) winner Secret Circle is among five Keeneland sales alumni competing in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1).

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