Keeneland Race Course

‘Blows Up In Your Face Without Any Warning’: The Ongoing Debate Over Synthetics Vs Dirt In Horse Racing

With the Thoroughbred racing industry still trying to pin down the reasons behind the fatalities at Santa Anita this year, Tim Sullivan writes for the Louisville Courier-Journal about reasons behind synthetic tracks falling out of favor in North America racing. Sullivan points out there are only five racetracks competing on synthetic, despite clear and concrete […]

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Brown, Castellano Top Standings In Final Days Of Keeneland Meet

With three days remaining in Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet, the races for leading trainer and jockey are tight. Chad Brown is the leading trainer with nine wins. His final starter of the season, Queen Medb (IRE), is entered in today’s sixth race. In second with seven wins is Brad Cox, who has one horse entered today […]

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Breeders’ Cup Reveals Keeneland 2020 Logo, Pair Of Promotions For Chance To Win Tickets

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing’s most prestigious international events, today debuts the logo for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will take place on November 6 & 7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The reveal of the elegant design, which uniquely fuses signature elements of both brands, serves as the […]

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Rushing Fall Chases Rare Company With Bid For Fourth Stakes Win At Keeneland

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall, undefeated in three starts over the grass course at Keeneland, headlines a field of eight entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 31st running of the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles. The Coolmore Jenny Wiley, one of four stakes on Saturday’s 11-race program, will go as the […]

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Keeneland: Heart To Heart Seeks Mile Repeat At Age 8

Following a half-mile work on the turf here Saturday, trainer Brian Lynch says defending Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) champ Heart to Heart is good to go in Friday’s race. “This is his fourth shot at the race and this will probably be his last,” Lynch said of the 8-year-old, who finished second in the race in 2016 and 2017. […]

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Keeneland: Monomoy Girl, Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Nominated For Opening Weekend Stakes

Champions Monomoy Girl and Shamrock Rose are among the four 2018 Breeders’ Cup winners – joining Bulletin and Newspaperofrecord (IRE) – who are nominated to the nine stakes worth $2.85 million being run at Keeneland April 4-7 to kick off the 16-day 2019 Spring Meet. For the first time in 60 years, the Spring Meet […]

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Keeneland Spring Meet: Set For April 4th, Kicks Off With Thursday Night Live Event

Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on Thursday, April 4, with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m. ET followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area. “Keeneland is an iconic gathering place for the community – it’s […]

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Arawak Likely To Join Stablemate Blended Citizen In Blue Grass Stakes

Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill, said Monday morning that plans are to enter R3 Racing, Steven Keh and CTR Stables’ Arawak on Tuesday for Saturday’s 94th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2). “It looks like we are going to enter both,” Sisterson said, referring to Arawak and Greg Hall and SAYJAY Racing’s Blended Citizen. Blended Citizen and Arawak finished first […]

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Tampa Bay Derby Winner Quip Pleases Brisset With Final Breeze Before Blue Grass

China Horse Club International, WinStar Farm and SF Racing’s Quip completed his major preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:00.40 over a fast track early Sunday at Keeneland. With trainer Rodolphe Brisset aboard, Quip started two lengths in back of Potomac and finished on even terms in posting fractions of :12.60, :25, :47.20 […]

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Feeling ‘Foxy’: Keeneland Trainers Enjoying Unique Visitors During The Off-Season

Keeneland’s backstretch community has been treated to the regular presence of a family of red foxes over the past two months, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. A mother, father and approximately four “kits” have been spotted in a number of places around the racecourse, including traipsing across the track itself. Trainer Rusty Arnold has a cell phone photograph […]

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