First Lady Stakes

Keeneland Revises Stakes Race Posts After Power Outage

Due to a power outage this morning, Keeneland has delayed the start of its Saturday, Oct. 8 race card. First post will be at 1:40 p.m. ET rather than 1:05 p.m. Keeneland has carded 10 races, including five stakes. Races will continue on their normal schedule through the day, with 35 minutes between posts. Revised […]

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Three Grade 1 Races Highlight Fall Stars Saturday At Keeneland

Susan and Jim Hill’s Grand Arch will try to become the third back-to-back winner of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) when he takes on 10 rivals in Saturday’s 31st running of the race. The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of three Grade 1 races Saturday afternoon on a 10-race program that features two […]

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Tepin Confirmed For Keeneland’s First Lady Oct. 8

Robert Masterson’s Champion Turf Female Tepin arrived at trainer Mark Casse’s Churchill barn Sunday at 5 a.m. after spending her summer at Saratoga, and she’s set to make her next start in Saturday’s $400,000 First Lady (GI) at Keeneland, the same race that she used last year to springboard to a victory in the Breeders’ […]

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Tepin Headlines Nominations To Fall Stars Weekend At Keeneland

Robert Masterson’s brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion female turf runner who has earned more than $4 million and won eight consecutive races, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend on Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Fall Meet. Fall Stars Weekend features nine graded stakes worth $3.7 million. Five of […]

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Tepin To Race At Keeneland Prior To The Breeders’ Cup

Champion Tepin will most likely make one start at Keeneland next month as she prepares for the defense of her G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile title. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Mark Casse-trained mare came out of her win in the G1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile a “little tired but in good condition”. Tepin left Woodbine on Monday and was on […]

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BC Mile Next For Tepin After Dominant First Lady Victory

After taking the lead at the top of the stretch, Tepin found another gear, sailing away for a dominating victory over her competition in the Grade 1, $400,000 First Lady Stakes Saturday afternoon at Keeneland. “She was fired up today. She went a little wild in the paddock,” Casse said. “I told Julien (Leparoux) when […]

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Dayatthespa Reverses 2013 Finish With First Lady Triumph

Dayatthespa, a 5-year-old New York-bred by City Zip who scored her only previous Grade 1 victory in Keeneland’s 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, came from just off the pace to win the 2014 running of the G1 First Lady Stakes on Saturday at the Lexington, Ky., track. In so doing, she reversed the order of […]

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Top Turf Females Clash in Keeneland’s First Lady Stakes

Keeneland fans should be familiar with the horses in today’s $400,000 First Lady (G1) and so should be the connections of the starters. All nine fillies and mares in the one-mile race on the turf have made at least one start at Keeneland. Three of those horses – Better Lucky, winner of Keeneland’s 2013 First […]

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Better Lucky Overcomes the Elements to Win First Lady

Trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Better Lucky ran the mile on a turf course that was rated as firm in 1:39.78. It marked the fourth First Lady victory for Leparoux, who also won with Gorella (FR) in 2006, Forever Together in 2008 and Never Retreat in 2011. Daisy Devine set the […]

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Wise Dan Bids for Repeat in Shadwell Turf Mile

Morton Fink’s reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, will face nine rivals Saturday as he goes for a repeat victory in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). The Shadwell Turf Mile, a “Win and You’re In” race for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) to be run Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, is […]

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