Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Champion Good Magic Draws Post 11 For Blue Grass Stakes

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ champion Good Magic, purchased for $1 million at the 2016 Keeneland September Yearling Sale, was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 94th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2). A total of 15 3-year-olds, including one also-eligible, was entered Tuesday for the 1 1/8-mile main track test that serves as a […]

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Champion Juvenile Filly Caledonia Road Among 82 Ashland Stakes Nominees

The 3-year-old fillies who are the respective first- and second-leading point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) – recent Rachel Alexandra (G2) winner Monomoy Girl and champion Caledonia Road –– headline the nominees for the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 7, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet. The 1 […]

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16 Stakes Worth Record $4.4 Million On Tap For Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet

Keeneland today announced its 2018 Spring Meet will offer 16 stakes worth a season record $4.4 million in purse money. Headlining the meet, to be held April 6-27, are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both nationally prominent classic preps, and enhanced status for the $200,000 Appalachian (G2) […]

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‘Blockbuster’ Weekend Of Racing Kicks Off Keeneland’s Spring Meet

Keeneland kicks off its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday with a spectacular weekend of racing that features seven graded stakes worth $2.55 million, headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both major prep races on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively. […]

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Updated: Valadorna Out Of Kentucky Oaks Picture With Hind Leg Injury

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna, one of the leading contenders for next Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), worked five furlongs in company in 1:00.80 over a fast main track Saturday morning at Keeneland. With exercise rider Jerome Lermyte aboard, Valadorna started about a length in back of Malibu Bonnie, a 3-year-old maiden, drew even on the […]

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Champagne Room, Unique Bella Among 96 Fillies Nominated To Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Two West Coast-based stars – champion Champagne Room and dominant two-time Grade 2 winner Unique Bella – lead the list of 96 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland has been a springboard to success in […]

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Valuable Keeneland Spring Schedule Anchored By 16 Stakes Worth $4.325 Million

Keeneland today announced a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), and introduces Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet as the signature sponsor of the $200,000 Lexington (G3). Purse money for the Lexington and opening day Transylvania (G3) […]

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Servis ‘Leaning Toward’ Oaks After Bullet Work From Cathryn Sophia

Cash is King LLC’s Cathryn Sophia, third in the Central Bank Ashland (G1) here April 9, breezed five furlongs in :59.60 Saturday after the renovation break with Paco Lopez aboard. The move, which marked her first work since the race, was the fastest of the morning for five furlongs. Clockers caught the 3-year-old, Maryland-bred daughter […]

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Keeneland Posts All-Time Handle Record Of $21.7M On Blue Grass Day

Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9. All-sources wagering included $20,805,455 handled on Keeneland’s 11 live races; $423,679 wagered on the Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4; and on-track simulcast handle of $507,849. The record bested the previous record of $21,647,378 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April […]

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Weep No More Up On The Wire In Ashland Shocker

Glenn S. Bromagen’s Weep No More provided a shocking 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland, closing like a freight train in the shortened stretch run to nail Rachel’s Valentina by a neck on the wire. The sophomore daughter of Mineshaft covered the 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:43.57 […]

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