Keeneland

Triple Crown Champions’ Halters To Be Auctioned Online For Central Kentucky Riding For Hope

Thoroughbred racing enthusiasts will be interested in a number of items – including halters worn by Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify – being offered in an online auction to raise money for Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, the 38-year-old nonprofit headquartered at the Kentucky Horse Park that offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Armed With A College Degree And Business Savvy, Former Jockey Arguello Loves To Help People

If success is measured by personal well-being and kindness to others, Fabio Arguello Jr. is a superstar. He also achieved the more traditional definition of success during his jockey career, in which his mounts won 1,251 races and banked more than $23 million from 1990 to 2018. He was a 1991 Eclipse Award finalist for […]

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Lady Aurelia’s Half-Sister Ruled Out Of Royal Ascot With ‘Minor Injury’

Lady Pauline, the Munnings half-sister to champion Lady Aurelia, will not be able to start in next week’s Royal Ascot meeting. According to bloodhorse.com, the juvenile filly suffered an injury during a workout overseas. “In her last work at Manton she came up with a real minor injury, which is unfortunately going to take us out […]

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Imprimis ‘Really Enjoying’ Cooler Weather Ahead Of Royal Ascot Try

American-based Imprimis and trainer Joe Orseno are preparing for their Royal Ascot debut in the Group 1 King’s Stand Stakes next week, and the 5-year-old Broken Vow gelding is definitely enjoying Britain’s cooler weather, according to racingpost.com. “Fortunately the horse has handled the trip fine and this weather is chilly for me coming from Florida, but […]

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Guarana Speeds Away To Stay Undefeated In Acorn

She broke her maiden in her first start by 14 3/4 lengths at Keeneland in April, and Three Chimenys’ homebred Guarana delivered on that promise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper defeated Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress by six lengths as the 9-5 post-time favorite, completing a […]

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Robert Lee ‘Spec’ Alexander, Longtime Keeneland Starter, Dies At 80

Lifelong horseman and longtime Keeneland Starter Robert Lee “Spec” Alexander, widely respected for his skill with Thoroughbred racehorses and a beloved ambassador of Keeneland, died Monday, June 3. He was 80. “Spec was a Keeneland institution, an unquestioned master of his craft,” Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason said. “For decades, his talent as a […]

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Groom Elite Program Offering Clinic At Keeneland In Early June

A limited number of spots remain open for the Horse Behavior and Handling clinic presented by Groom Elite at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. This clinic is designed to prepare participants to work with horses, with an emphasis on racehorses. For those that successfully complete this basic preparation, jobs are available at a track or […]

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Casse’s Belmont Duo: Sir Winston Puts In ‘A+ Work,’ War Of Will ‘Feeling Good’

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle both War of Will and Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes. Casse said Gary Barber’s War of Will, who was a powerful winner of the Grade 1 Preakness, is in good order in Kentucky where he is currently preparing for the third leg of the Triple […]

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Mexico’s Kukulkan Considered For Stephen Foster After ‘Very Good’ Allowance Win

St. George Stable’s 15-time winner Kukulkan (MEX) could add his name to the list of entrants to the $600,000 Stephen Foster (Grade II) on June 15 following a 1 ½-length victory in Friday’s $91,000 featured race at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/16-mile conditioned allowance event. “This was a very good race for him,” said trainer […]

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Japan’s Master Fencer Puts In Final Belmont Stakes Breeze At Keeneland

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer (JPN), who is scheduled to make his next start in the Belmont (G1) on June 8, worked a half-mile in :52 over a fast track Wednesday at Keeneland, where he has resided since placing sixth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 4. Video of the work […]

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