Keeneland Racecourse

Keeneland Increases Takeout To State Maximums For 2017 Fall Meeting

Keeneland Racecourse has informed the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission that it plans to increase takeout to the maximum allowed under state law during its 2017 fall meeting, reports Officials confirmed that takeout on win, place and show wagers will move from 16 percent to 17.5 percent, and it will increase from 19 percent to […]

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DeRosa: Tips For Betting At Keeneland

The director of marketing for Bloodstock Research Information Services, Ed DeRosa, explained in his blog that the Prime Power rating showed a flat bet profit at Keeneland last year. While acknowledging that the sample size is somewhat limited, DeRosa said that the rating can help horseplayers find a single in the multi-race betting opportunities. […]

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Commission ‘May Not Delegate Authority’ To Keeneland To Card Lasix-Free Races

Jack Conway, Kentucky’s attorney general, published an opinion on Dec. 18 dealing with Keeneland’s ability to card lasix-free races in 2016, according to the Blood Horse. The opinion follows a regulatory change by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in March, which would allow racetracks to specify that particular races adhere to the International Medication Protocol, […]

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Corey Lanerie Finding The Winner’s Circle Again

Jockey Corey Lanerie, who rode 36 winners to earn last year’s Fall Meet riding title, is off to a hot start, riding seven winners from 21 mounts through the first three days of the Fall Meet. A winner of nine of the last 10 riding titles at Churchill Downs, Lanerie, 41, entered the Fall Meet […]

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Oh, Deer: Bambi Breezes Two Furlongs at Keeneland

Morning workouts at Keeneland Racecourse were briefly interrupted on Saturday morning when a rogue deer took to the track for an unscheduled two-furlong workout. According to observers, the deer seemed to come from the lawn area in front of the grandstand at around 6:30 a.m. and breezed in a relaxed fashion immediately following two horses. […]

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Van Onselder named Keeneland’s new CFO

Keeneland officials announced today that Connie Van Onselder has been selected as Keeneland’s new Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She will assume the position beginning August 27. “Connie will be an outstanding addition to the Keeneland team,” said Bill Thomason, President-Elect of the Keeneland Association, who will assume CEO duties on September 1. “Connie […]

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Purse prospects lure McPeek to New York full-time

Trainer Kenny McPeek has decided to stable full-time at Belmont Park starting this fall, marking a departure from his usual routine.  McPeek tells the Blood-Horse the draw is the promise of higher purses due to expected casino revenues: “Thanks to the VLTs going into Aqueduct and the uncertain state of racing in Kentucky beyond Keeneland […]

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Vinery Madison Stakes results under appeal

Trainer Joan Scott has filed an appeal of a stewards’ decision regarding the order of finish in the Grade 1 Vinery Madison Stakes April 14 at Keeneland Racecourse.  Scott’s horse, Dr. Zic, ran third behind second-place finisher Amen Hallelujah, who Scott claims should have been scratched because the trainer at the time of entry, Rick […]

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