News and Updates

Keeneland Barn Notes - Oct 1

· 12:19 pm






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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.


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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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Keeneland-Sold Sophomores Shine in Graded Stakes Wins

· 10:53 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 22, 2014) – Graduates of Keeneland sales accounted for three North American graded stakes this weekend: Florida Won rallied from last to upset a strong field in the Ontario Derby (G3) at Woodbine; Divine Oath took advantage in the stretch of an opening along the inside to capture the Kent (G3) at Delaware Park; and...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Sweet Reason, Stopchargingmaria Headline Cotillion

· 12:21 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 19, 2014) – Six of the nine fillies entered in Saturday’s Cotillion (G1) at Parx Racing are graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale, led by multiple Grade 1 winners Sweet Reason and Stopchargingmaria. Also at Parx on Saturday, fellow 2012 September Sale alum Noble Moon, recent winner of the...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Vie for Breeders’ Cup Berths in Weekend Graded Stakes

· 2:32 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 12, 2014) – Forty-two Keeneland sales graduates are competing in graded stakes this weekend. Many are racing for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships as part of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series: graded stakes winners Grand Arch and Jack Milton are entered in the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduate Cristina’s Journey Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth with Pocahontas Win

· 6:11 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 8, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Cristina’s Journey won her stakes debut, taking the Pocahontas (G2) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. For her victory, Cristina’s Journey earned 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) and an automatic berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on...

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V. E. Day Becomes Fifth Consecutive Keeneland Sales Alum to Win Travers

· 7:52 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 25, 2014) V. E. Day and Wicked Strong, both graduates of Keeneland’s 2012 September Yearling Sale, ran 1-2 in Saturday’s Travers (G1) at Saratoga.

V. E. Day came with a late drive to overtake stablemate Wicked Strong in the final strides and win by a nose. Both horses are trained by Jimmy Jerkens. V. E. Day becomes...

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$1 Million Up for Grabs on Travers Card Plus 2X points!

· 9:19 am

The Mid-Summer Derby brings together some of the best 3-year-olds in training (including Belmont victor Tonalist, pictured courtesy of Z), and this year's Travers Day on Saturday, August 23 also supplies one of the largest ...

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Keeneland Sales Grads Take Center Stage in Grade 1 Stakes

· 10:13 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 15, 2014) – Thirty-nine Keeneland sales graduates are entered in graded stakes on a spectacular weekend (Aug. 16-17) of racing across the country. Nineteen of those sales alumni are competing in the featured six Grade 1 events, including promising stakes winner Hardest Core in the Arlington Million (G1); two-time Grade 1 stakes winner and...

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Million Day Boasts Big Pools and Low Takeout

· 6:04 am

Arlington International Racecourse provides a turf stakes filled card (including three Grade 1's) as well as great multi-race wagers for Arlington Million day on Saturday, August 16. 


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Keeneland-Sold Juveniles Cavorting, Sunset Glow Earn Grade 2 Victories

· 6:41 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 11, 2014) – Juvenile fillies Cavorting and Sunset Glow, both alumni of Keeneland sales, notched impressive wins in Grade 2 stakes this week. Cavorting, sold as a weanling at the 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale, turned in a gritty performance to take the Adirondack (G2) at Saratoga on Sunday, while Sunset Glow, a graduate...

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Keeneland-Sold Juveniles in Graded Stakes Spotlight

· 2:21 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 8, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates highlight the entries for a pair of juvenile stakes at Saratoga on Sunday. The well-bred Take Charge Brandi, second in the recent Schuylerville (G3) and Cavorting, an impressive 11-length maiden winner, go postward in the Adirondack (G2), while the talented graded stakes-placed ...

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Registration Opens for Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge

· 11:44 am

Horse Racing’s Largest Live Money Event Returns Oct 31- Nov 1 at Santa Anita Park

Keeneland and Aqueduct to be first ever Satellite Tournament Venues 

Top 15 finishers Gain Automatic Entry into 2015 DRF/NTRA NHC in Las Vegas

LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 7, 2014) - The...

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Keeneland September Sale Alum Sweet Reason Wins Test (G1)

· 6:10 am

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 4, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Sweet Reason captured her third career Grade 1 stakes in winning the Longines Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday.



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Keeneland Sales Grads Palace Malice, Will Take Charge Seek Whitney Win

· 1:30 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 1, 2014) – Five of the nine outstanding older horses entered for Saturday’s Whitney Handicap (G1) at Saratoga are graduates of Keeneland sales, led by classic and multiple Grade 1 stakes winner Palace Malice, champion and 2013 Travers (G1) winner Will Take Charge and 2012 Travers winner Golden Ticket.  As a...

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· 6:39 am

Paul Hoffman of Schaumburg, Illinois rode $64 winner Regimental in Arlington’s 8th race to a victory worth $8,000 in Saturday’s Keeneland DRF-NTRA Handicapping Challenge, overtaking long-...

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More Than 50 Keeneland Sales Graduates Highlight Spectacular Racing Weekend

· 12:50 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (July 25, 2014) – Fifty-two Keeneland sales graduates headline an exciting weekend of racing on both East and West coasts. On Saturday, Grade 1 stakes winner Wicked Strong and Grade 3 winner Kid Cruz are entered in the Jim Dandy (G2) at Saratoga, while at Del Mar, multiple graded stakes winner Frac Daddy is...

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Keeneland September Sale Alumni Tom’s Tribute, Stopchargingmaria Earn Grade 1 Wins

· 2:11 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (July 21, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates Tom’s Tribute and Stopchargingmaria each were impressive in capturing their first Grade 1 wins, taking Sunday’s Eddie Read (G1) at Del Mar and the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga, respectively. September Sale alumni also scored significant juvenile stakes...

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Keeneland-Sold Fashion Alert Favored in Schuylerville

· 11:00 am

LEXINGTON, KY (July 18, 2014) – Recent Astoria Stakes winner and Keeneland sales graduate Fashion Alert is the heavy favorite for the Schuylerville (G3) on opening day at Saratoga. Thirty-six Keeneland sales alumni are entered in graded stakes this weekend, led on Saturday by two-time Grade 1 winner Stephanie’s Kitten in the TVG Diana (G1) at...

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Saratoga & Del Mar Open for Top Notch Summer Racing

· 1:12 pm

Del Mar Opens July 17

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's 75th summer meet runs July 17 - September 3. For the track's 75th meet fans will see reduced takeout on certain wagers as well as an expanded wagering...

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Keeneland September Sale Alum Belle Gallantey Notches Grade 1 Win in Delaware Handicap

· 1:30 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (July 14, 2014) Belle Gallantey, a graduate of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, led from gate to wire to win Saturday’s Delaware Handicap (G1) over a deep field of talented fillies and mares.



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Arlington Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4 July 12

· 6:25 am

Prep for Arlington Million Day this Saturday, July 12 while enjoying an expanded wagering menu featuring a $100,000 guaranteed All-Stakes Pick 4. Races include the American Derby (G3), Arlingnton H. (G3), Modesty H. (G3) and the Stars and Stripes (G3). ...

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Keeneland September Sale Graduates Provide Fireworks Over Holiday Weekend

· 10:00 am

LEXINGTON, KY (July 7, 2014) – Graduates of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale turned in rousing graded stakes performances over the July 4 weekend: Something Extra scored an impressive front-running win in the Highlander (G2) at Woodbine; Clearly Now captured the Belmont Sprint Championship (G3) by 6¼ lengths in track-record time; ...

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Los Alamitos Now Open for Thoroughbred Racing

· 12:14 pm

Los Alamitos Race Track hosts its first Throughbred meet as it picks up some racing dates from the now closed Hollywood Park. ...

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Keeneland Sales Graduates Majestic Harbor, Declassify Impressive in Grade 1 Wins

· 12:49 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 30, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni Majestic Harbor and Declassify each captured Grade 1 wins this weekend. Majestic Harbor romped to a 6¼-length victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), earning a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita for his effort. Declassify turned in a gritty performance to...

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Keeneland Sale Alum Game On Dude Seeks Third Consecutive Gold Cup Victory

· 1:55 pm

LEXINGTON, KY (June 27, 2014) – Keeneland sales alumni dominate entries for the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), comprising five of its seven starters, led by multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, who captured the race previously known as the Hollywood Gold Cup in 2012 and 2013. Highlighting the 45 Keeneland sales graduates competing in graded stakes coast-to-...

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