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Keeneland Boosts Makers 46 Mile, Other Stakes Purses For Spring Meet

Keeneland today announced its 2020 Spring Meet stakes schedule, which features 18 stakes anchored by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) and is worth a season record $4.8 million in purse money. Purse increases highlight the Spring Meet, to be held April 2-26, with the Maker’s 46 Mile […]

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First Female Rider To Win At Keeneland Returns To Track For Documentary Of Her Life

Kaye Bell, the first female jockey to win at Keeneland when she accomplished the feat in 1972, was back at the track this past week to film parts of a documentary of her life. Filming will include an interview with former Keeneland President James E. “Ted Bassett III, whom Bell credits as an exceptional supporter […]

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Updated: Geroux Suffers Fractured Sternum In Training Incident At Keeneland

Jockey Florent Geroux was unseated Sunday morning during training hours at Keeneland, according to TVG. He was hospitalized and underwent x-rays, but was able to move his arms and legs. Caton Bredar later reported on Twitter that the jockey had been diagnosed with a broken sternum. The incident occurred later in the morning when Geroux was […]

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Cambier Parc Tops Filly Trio For Chad Brown In QE II Challenge Cup

OXO Equine’s Cambier Parc, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (G1) Presented by The Jockey Club in her most recent start, tops a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 36th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). Contested at 1 1/8 miles on the Keeneland turf […]

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Distaff Contender Blue Prize In Good Shape After Spinster Stakes Victory

Trainer Ignacio Correas IV reported that Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) exited her repeat victory in Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) in good shape as preparations began for Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) run at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. “She ate up everything last night and is good this morning,” Correas said of the 6-year-old […]

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Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Scott Jordan Prepares To Debut As Keeneland’s Head Starter

Today’s opening day of the Fall Meet marks the debut of head starter Scott Jordan, who fills a position at Keeneland made famous by the late Robert “Spec” Alexander. Alexander, who died June 3 at age 80, had been Keeneland’s head starter since the 1980s. He was a widely respected horseman and a beloved ambassador […]

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Keeneland: Self-Serve Betting Terminals To Have Charitable Donation Feature For TAA

In keeping with Keeneland’s mission to support the horse industry, all self-serve wagering machines at the track will have a charitable donation feature that allows handicappers to donate a portion or all of their winnings to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and receive a receipt for their donation. The terminal will have a pop-up interface that […]

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Keeneland Hires Mundy, Pendergest To Fill New Racing Safety Positions

Keeneland further strengthened its commitment to the  safety of its equine and human athletes in advance of its Fall Meet by naming prominent equine practitioner Dr. George Mundy as Equine Safety Director and Jim Pendergest, General Manager of The Thoroughbred Center (TTC) and longtime race track professional, as Director of Racing Surfaces. Both positions are […]

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Jones High On Ours To Run Heading Into ‘Win And You’re In’ Thoroughbred Club Of America

When Street Band won the Cotillion (G1) at Parx on Sept. 21, she earned a fees-paid berth to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1). Trainer Larry Jones hopes he can get a traveling companion for Street Band when he sends out Colonel Thoroughbreds’ Ours to Run in Saturday’s 39th running of the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2), […]

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