First Lady Stakes

Keeneland Opens With Packed Fall Stars Weekend

Five graded stakes are scheduled for Saturday with two more slated Sunday to complete Fall Stars Weekend. Entries for Saturday will be taken Wednesday with Sunday’s card being drawn Thursday. Three Saturday stakes are “Win and You’re In” races for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be run Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita. The Dixiana […]

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Tapitsfly grinds out win in First Lady

Frank L. Jones Jr.’s Tapitsfly outgamed Daisy Devine after a duel through deep stretch to win the First Lady by a half-length with favored Hungry Island another 3½ lengths back in third. Trained by Dale Romans and ridden by Jose Lezcano, Tapitsfly completed the mile on a firm turf course in 1:35.44. A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred […]

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Small but select field of six set for First Lady

Grade 1 winners Summer Soiree and Tapitsfly plus Jenny Wiley (G1) heroine Daisy Devine top a select group of six fillies and mares entered for the 15th running of the $350,000 First Lady (G1) at one mile on the turf. The First Lady will go as the seventh race on Saturday’s program with a 4:17 […]

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Never Retreat lives up to her name in First Lady

Never Retreat powered to victory in the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland by a length and a half over Together (IRE). Daveron (GER) finished third. Never Retreat is trained by Chris Block and was ridden by Julien Leparoux, for his fourth win on the card. Running time for the one mile on the […]

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Keeneland: Fields drawn for Saturday Grade 1’s

Castleton Lyons Farm’s Gio Ponti, undefeated in two starts over the Keeneland grass course, will attempt to keep his record perfect Saturday when he faces seven foes in the 26th running of the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). The Shadwell Turf Mile is the centerpiece of a 10-race card Saturday that features five graded stakes, […]

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Proviso Wins Fourth Straight G1 with Victory in Keeneland’s First Lady Stakes

By Scott Jagow Proviso showed her “winstinct” once again Saturday, powering home from the back of the pack to capture the Grade 1, $400,000 Abu Dhabi First Lady Stakes on the Keeneland turf.  The five-year-old mare was second to last in the field of nine at the top of the stretch, but jockey Mike Smith took […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

With the Breeders’ Cup just four weekends away, there will be a number of graded stakes this weekend that will serve as final preps for the big dance in Louisville. The action begins Friday, Keeneland’s opening day, when the Lexington track presents the Grade 3 Phoenix and the G1 Alcibiades. Both races are over the […]

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