Keeneland Joins Lexington Initiative To Feed Families In Need

Several Central Kentucky community organizations today announced the creation of Nourish Lexington, an initiative to utilize hospitality workers recently unemployed due to the COVID-19 closings as well as other community food assets to provide prepared meals to those who need immediate access to food. FoodChain, with support from the E.E. Murry Family Foundation, Keeneland and […]

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Herrschaft Impresses In Final Scheduled Leg Of Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

Kanayama Holdings’ Herrschaft upset the final scheduled leg of the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at 26-1, posting a front-running victory in the nine-furlong Fukuryu Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse. The 3-year-old son of Will Take Charge stopped the clock in 1:53.4, and with his win took over the top spot and berth […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Bloodstock Market Impact

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the daily lives of people around the world and virtually every industry has felt the impact of COVID-19 and the measures taken to combat the deadly outbreak. Thoroughbred bloodstock markets are no exception. Sales of 2-year-olds in training are being rearranged and there is uncertainty as the breeding season is […]

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Keeneland September Sale Could Shift Dates Closer To Rescheduled Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby and the Keeneland September Yearling Sale have traditionally kept a safe distance from each other, but BloodHorse reports that the Derby’s rescheduling to Sept. 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic could also lead to a shift in the bellwether auction’s start date, as well. As it stands now, the Derby would take […]

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Facing Uncertainty Outside The Racetrack, Working Jockeys Are Happy For Some ‘Normal’

Uncertainty may be a part of a jockey’s everyday life, but that feeling has risen immeasurably as the rest of the world grinds to a halt in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Several states have shut down racing entirely, so riders at tracks still operating are quick to express their gratitude for being able […]

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Keeneland Cancels 2020 Spring Meet; No Additional Horses Will Be Allowed To Ship In

Keeneland officials announced Monday the cancellation of the track’s upcoming Spring Meet, which was scheduled for April 2-24, due to health and safety concerns surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19. The decision was made following a guidance announcement issued Sunday, March 15, by the Center for Disease Control, which warned against holding large events and mass […]

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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: Mischevious Alex Puts Eisaman Equine On Top

Mischevious Alex has proven himself capable of winning at any point on the Eastern Seaboard, and his recent triumph in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes helped propel consignor Eisaman Equine to the top of the Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings. Eisaman Equine, the Florida-based juvenile consignment of Barry and Shari Eisaman, also has G3 Southwest Stakes […]

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Coronavirus: Racing But No Spectators At Dubai World Cup, Santa Anita/Golden Gate, Gulfstream, Keeneland, Aqueduct, Laurel, Turfway, Oaklawn; Keeneland Cancels April Sale

The following are statements released this week announcing an until-further-notice prohibition on public racetrack attendance at various horse racing venues and events: Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields In response to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recommendation to cancel gatherings of more than 250 people throughout the state to slow the spread of COVID-19, Santa Anita Park […]

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Keeneland Unveils New Protocols For Spring Meet To Deal With Coronavirus

Bill Thomason, president and CEO of Keeneland Racetrack, issued the following information regarding the upcoming spring meet:  We value the trust you put in the Keeneland team and that is why I want to personally update you on the situation with the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak and the proactive steps we are taking to ensure your […]

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