Elkhorn Stakes

Bigger Picture Finds Clear Running Late For Elkhorn Triumph

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture is still going strong at eight years of age, as the gelding demonstrated with a win in Saturday’s G2 Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland. The Mike Maker-trained son of Badge of Silver, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, had no room to run heading into the far turn but got clear in the […]

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One Go All Go Leads All The Way In Elkhorn; Bullards Alley Euthanized For Left Hind Fracture

Rodney Paden’s One Go All Go took the lead out of the gate in Saturday’s Grade 2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, and refused to relinquish it all the way down the lane to win by about a half-length over Oscar Nominated and Itsinthepost. The 6-year-old son of Fairbanks, ridden by Chris Landeros for trainer Scooter Dickey, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Charles Town Classic

Kicking off this weekend’s graded stakes action is the G3 Doubledogdare on Friday afternoon at Keeneland, featuring the Todd Pletcher-trained Unbridled Mo. The 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo is heavily favored on the morning line for the 1 1/16-mile contest over the main track. On Saturday, the action begins with the G2 Elkhorn at Keeneland. […]

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Da Big Hoss ‘On Target’ For Repeat In $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup

Da Big Hoss will face eight rivals Saturday when he tries to become only the second horse to capture the $600,000, Grade 3 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup twice. Rochester won the 2002 and ’03 editions of the 1 1/2-mile race that is the signature event at Kentucky Downs’ five-date all-grass meet. Rochester, trained by […]

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Dixiana Farm to Sponsor Keeneland’s Elkhorn, Bourbon Stakes

William Shively’s Dixiana Farm of Lexington has become the signature sponsor of two prominent turf stakes at Keeneland – the Elkhorn (G2), to be held on Friday, April 25, closing day of the Spring Meet, and the Bourbon (G3), scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, during Fall Stars Weekend. Purse money for each stakes has been […]

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Point of Entry wins the Elkhorn on Keeneland’s closing day

Point of Entry, who won a 1½-mile allowance race on the Keeneland turf course on April 12, proved his liking for the distance and the surface when he won the 27th running of the $150,000 Elkhorn (G2) before a crowd of 17,383 on Friday, closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day spring meet. The victory marked the […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch

Just a week before the big day at Churchill Downs, the national stakes schedule is pretty light with four Grade 3s on tap for Saturday, including the traditional spring/summer Churchill opening stakes, the Derby Trial, which will be run under the lights with an approximate post of 9:39 e.d.t. Though the Derby Trial has generally […]

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Musketier set to defend Elkhorn title on Friday

On Friday, Keeneland’s closing-day feature is the 27th running of the $150,000 Elkhorn (G2), which offers a number of enticing angles. Among the nine horses entered on Tuesday is Stella Perdomo’s Musketier (GER), who will bid for his third consecutive win in the 1½-mile stakes on the turf after finishing second in the race in […]

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Musketier’s late kick takes Elkhorn Stakes

The nine-year-old veteran Musketier proved he’s still got it in the lane, surging home late to win the Grade 2, $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes on Keeneland’s closing day card. With Johnny Velazquez aboard, Musketier, the 2-1 favorite, rallied with a strong kick in mid-stretch to get up by just over a length in 2:32.04 for 1 […]

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