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Keeneland Connections Earn Eight Eclipse Awards

· 5:55 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 18, 2015) – Keeneland congratulates all the 2014 Eclipse Award winners announced last night in a ceremony at Gulfstream Park. Five newly crowned champions were sold at the Keeneland sales or competed during Keeneland’s 2014 Spring or Fall Meets: Take Charge Brandi (2-year-old filly), Judy the Beauty (female sprinter),...

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Keeneland September Sale Grad Sam’s Sister Cross-Entered in La Canada, Santa Monica

· 1:57 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 16, 2015) – Keeneland sales alumni lead entries for this weekend’s graded stakes: Sam’s Sister, upset winner of the La Brea (G1) last month, is entered in both Saturday’s La Canada (G2) and Monday’s Santa Monica (G2), both at Santa Anita; dual stakes winner and co-high weight Four Leaf Chief is among seven sales graduates...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Hoppertunity, Mshawish Post Grade 2 Stakes Wins

· 7:15 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 12, 2015) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale alum Hoppertunity was a decisive winner of the San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday, while at Gulfstream, Keeneland-sold Mshawish prevailed by a neck in the Ft. Lauderdale (G2) to record his first U.S. graded stakes win.

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Keeneland-Sold Grade 1 Winners Hoppertunity, Majestic Harbor Top San Pasqual

· 10:08 am

Keeneland-Sold Grade 1 Winners Hoppertunity, Majestic Harbor Top San Pasqual

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 9, 2015) – Grade 1 stakes winners Hoppertunity and Majestic Harbor, both graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, lead entries for Saturday’s San Pasqual (G2) at Santa Anita. Graded stakes-winning...

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Keeneland-Sold Seduire Romps in Santa Ynez

· 11:46 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 5, 2015) – Alumni of Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale scored graded stakes wins this weekend, led by Seduire, who positioned herself among the early point leaders on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) with an easy win in the Santa Ynez (G2) at Santa Anita on Saturday. The same day, fellow 2012 November Sale alum Ekati’s...

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Keeneland Sales Alumni Finish 1-2-3 in Grade 1 La Brea

· 9:03 am

Keeneland Sales Alumni Finish 1-2-3 in Grade 1 La Brea

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 29, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates, led by winner Sam’s Sister, swept the top three spots in Friday’s La Brea (G1) at Santa Anita. Other Keeneland sales alumni to win...

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35 Keeneland Sales Graduates in Graded Stakes Spotlight

· 11:51 am

35 Keeneland Sales Graduates in Graded Stakes Spotlight

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 26, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates headline graded stakes racing on both coasts this holiday weekend. Among...

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Sales Alum Sweep Top Three Spots in Los Al Futurity

· 7:17 am

Keeneland Sales Alumni Sweep Top Three Spots In Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 22, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2-3 in a thrilling finish to Saturday’s Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), won by unbeaten Dortmund.

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Keeneland Sales Alumni Dominate Entries for Los Alamitos Futurity

· 7:51 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 18, 2014) – Four of the five juveniles entered in Saturday’s Los Alamitos Futurity (G1), are Keeneland sales alumni, led by the undefeated Big Brown colt Dortmund and including No Problem, Mr. Z and Firing Line.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Take Charge Brandi Enhances Bid for Champion Juvenile Filly with Win in Grade 1 Starlet

· 7:01 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 15, 2014) Take Charge Brandi, purchased by owner Willis Horton at Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, likely earned champion juvenile filly honors with her win in Saturday’s Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos. It was the second Grade 1 victory and third consecutive graded stakes win for the Giant’s Causeway filly, who also captured the 14...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Take Charge Brandi Seeks Juvenile Filly Title with Win in Saturday’s Starlet

· 1:31 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Dec. 11, 2014) – Take Charge Brandi, a graduate of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, looks to secure honors as champion juvenile filly with a victory in Saturday’s Starlet (G1) at Los Alamitos. The Giant’s Causeway filly, trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, won the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 and the...

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Keeneland Sales Alumni Pick of the Litter, Hoppertunity Headline Grade 1 Clark Handicap

· 8:28 am

Keeneland Sales Alumni Pick of the Litter, Hoppertunity Headline Grade 1 Clark Handicap

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 26, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates highlight entries for Friday’s Clark Handicap (G1) at Churchill Downs, led by Fayette (G2...

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Keeneland September Sale Grads Ocho Ocho Ocho, Take Charge Brandi Sweep Delta Downs Juvenile Stakes

· 8:03 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 25, 2014) Ocho Ocho Ocho and Take Charge Brandi, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2013 September Yearling Sale, captured the Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) and Delta Downs Princess (G3), respectively, on Saturday to establish themselves as leading contenders for champion juvenile honors.

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Mr. Z, Take Charge Brandi Favored in Respective Delta Downs Juvenile Stakes

· 11:49 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 21, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni dominate the entries for Saturday’s $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) and the $400,000 Delta Downs Princess (G3), led by respective morning-line favorites Mr. Z and Take Charge Brandi. Each race carries preference points toward entry into the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1)....

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Hot List scores in Breeders' Cup

· 2:10 pm

The New York Hot List’s full-card Breeders’ Cup selection sheets proved to be a smashing success as they combined to mention 17 of the 22 winners during the two days of world championship action at Santa Anita Park.

The Hot List swept Friday’s card, including all 10 winners among its picks on a day that featured a $16,...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Figure Prominently in River City

· 9:55 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 7, 2014) – Five Keeneland sales alumni go postward in Saturday’s River City Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs, including multiple graded stakes winner Guys Reward, who won the Metropolitan Jets Oceanport (G3) in July at Monmouth; recent Remington Green winner Greengrassofyoming; and the talented Set...

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Taris Romps by Nine Lengths in the Lexus Raven Run

· 7:19 am

Taris Romps by Nine Lengths in the Lexus Raven Run

 

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 18, 2014) – Commonwealth New Era Racing’s Taris demolished a field of 10 rivals in winning the 16th running of the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (G2) for 3-year-old fillies by nine...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates in Spotlight for Lexus Raven Run

· 12:14 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 17, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni top Saturday’s Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland, which features Thank You Marylou, 6½-length winner of the Dogwood (G3), Monmouth Oaks (G3) winner Cassatt and the undefeated Pirate’s Trove.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18

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Keeneland Sales Graduate Crown Queen Reigns over Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

· 9:08 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 14, 2014) – Keeneland sales alum Crown Queen captured the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday. It was the fourth consecutive victory for the half-sister to champion Royal Delta. Owner Ben Leon’s Besilu Stable purchased Crown Queen as a weanling for $1.6 million from Chanteclair Farm, agent...

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Well-Matched Field of Nine Fillies Entered for Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End

· 12:17 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 8, 2014) – Grade 1 winners Minorette and Personal Diary top an evenly matched field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 31st running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1).

The 1 1/8-mile grass test will go as the ninth race on...

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Barn Notes - Oct 3

· 4:24 pm

FRIDAY, OCT. 3: OPENING DAY

·         CASSE LEANING TOWARD CLAIBORNE BREEDERS’ FUTURITY WITH CONQUEST TSUNAMI

·         TEXAS-BRED W V JETSETTER SEEKS TO GRAB SOME KENTUCKY GOLD

·         PROBABLE FIELDS FOR UPCOMING...

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70 Keeneland Sales Graduates Compete in Weekend Graded Stakes

· 4:03 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 3, 2014) – Keeneland will be represented by 70 sales graduates entered in graded stakes across North America this weekend.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3

DARLEY ALCIBIADES S. (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/16 Miles, 2YO Fillies

FASHION ALERT, 2YO filly by Old Fashioned – Titan...

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Keeneland Barn Notes Oct 2

· 12:53 pm

THURSDAY, OCT. 2

·         CLOSE HATCHES ARRIVES AT KEENELAND FOR SUNDAY’S JUDDMONTE SPINSTER (Click here for a video.)   

·         2015 OFFICIAL BREEDERS’ CUP EVENT LOGO TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY

·         CRONINTHEBARBARIAN SEEKS TO PLUNDER...

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Keeneland Fall Meet with New Surface

· 11:56 am

Wise DanFor Fall 2014, Keeneland welcomes a new innovative dirt racing surface along with their standard line-up of quality races, including the Fall Stars weekend during opening...

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Keeneland Barn Notes - Oct 1

· 12:19 pm

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1

·         WISE DAN GOOD TO GO FOR SATURDAY’S $1 MILLION SHADWELL TURF MILE

·         PRIORESS WINNER STONETASTIC TOPS THOROUGHBRED CLUB OF AMERICA FIELD

·         NO NAY NEVER FACES 10 RIVALS IN WOODFORD PRESENTED BY KEENELAND SELECT

·         TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS TRAINERS...

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Better Lucky to Face Eight Rivals in Bid for First Lady Repeat; Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Attracts 12 Juveniles

· 12:18 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Godolphin Racing’s Better Lucky will attempt to become the first repeat winner of Keeneland’s $400,000 First Lady (G1) on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 17th running of the one-mile grass test.

The First Lady will...

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Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Faces Seven Rivals in Saturday’s $1 Million Shadwell Turf Mile

· 12:17 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is based at Keeneland, will face seven opponents Saturday in the 29th running of the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), the first $1 million race in Keeneland history.

The...

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Two-Time Stakes Winner Fashion Alert Heads Opening-Day Darley Alcibiades

· 5:44 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 30, 2014) –  George Bolton and Barry Hall’s undefeated Fashion Alert headlines...

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V. E. Day, Majestic Harbor Lead 68 Keeneland Sales Graduates Competing on Exciting Weekend of Racing

· 11:59 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2014) – Sixty-eight Keeneland sales graduates are among the graded stakes entries on an outstanding weekend of racing which features multiple Grade 1 stakes at Belmont and Santa Anita, including 11 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. Belmont’s Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) and Santa Anita’s Awesome Again (G1) award the final two automatic bids for the Breeders...

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Keeneland’s Fall Race Meet Kicks Off With Fall Stars Weekend

· 7:35 am

Opening weekend debuts new dirt track and features Keeneland’s first million-dollar race; Season offers Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, fan outreach, enhanced Race Day App

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2014) – Keeneland thunders out of the starting gate for its Fall race meet on Friday, Oct. 3, with world-class racing on a new dirt...

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