Keeneland

Lady Aurelia Works Over Keeneland Turf For Third Royal Ascot Bid

Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked 4 furlongs on a firm turf course in :48.80 Tuesday in preparation for her third annual appearance in June at Royal Ascot in England, where she won the 2016 Queen Mary (G2) and 2017 King’s Stand (G1). Lady Aurelia, a 4-year-old […]

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Calumet Hires Former O’Neill Assistant Sisterson As Private Trainer At Keeneland

Jack Sisterson worked for trainer Doug O’Neill in 2010, and was a part of the team that prepared I’ll Have Another for his Kentucky Derby and Preakness victories. On Monday, the former assistant told drf.com that he will be going out on his own as a private trainer for Calumet Farm. Sisterson expects to have horses […]

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‘A Little King’: Quip Coming Into The Preakness Showing ‘Good Signs’

WinStar, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Quip had his final major exercise prior to the Preakness Stakes on Sunday, breezing a half-mile in :48.20 at Keeneland. It was the ninth-fastest of 39 moves at the same distance, but trainer Rodolphe Brisset called it just a “maintenance” work for his stable star. “He did exactly […]

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Bolt D’Oro Now Headed For Met Mile, Not Preakness

Mick Ruis’ Bolt d’Oro will now be pointed to the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on the Belmont Stakes undercard, according to drf.com. The 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby had been considered for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, but Ruis said he wants “the best for Bolt, as much as I would love to […]

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Owners, Trainers Tie For Keeneland Titles; Geroux Leads All Riders With 19 Wins

The race for Keeneland’s Spring Meet leading owner, trainer and jockey came down to the wire on closing day and resulted in a tie in two categories. Three owners – Marc Detampel, G. Watts Humphrey Jr and Ken and Sarah Ramsey – tied for leading honors with four wins each. It is the first Keeneland […]

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Keeneland Closes 2018 Spring Meet With Near-Record Handle

Keeneland closed its 2018 Spring Meet on Friday with near-record all-sources wagering on Keeneland of more than $157 million, highlighted by an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day and driven by full fields of quality horses and competition among the nation’s top owners, trainers and jockeys. All-sources wagering on Keeneland racing totaled […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Build-Up

Several graded stakes punctuate the Thoroughbred racing scene this weekend as fans continue to gear up for the first Saturday in May. Derby and Oaks horses will have their final major works at Churchill and several other tracks as the excitement continues to build for the “Fastest Two Minutes In Sports.” The G2 Californian at […]

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Torres ‘Going Back To School’ As A Jockey’s Agent

Francisco Torres certainly knew his way around a race track when he was a jockey, chalking up more than 3,000 victories. Now he is learning a different side of racing in his role as an agent for other riders. “It is like going back to school,” Torres said on a recent morning at Keeneland as […]

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Former Keeneland Betologist Owns Part Of G3 Bewitch Entry

When Vagas Mathiesen took a self-described breather from the insurance business in Omaha, he expected to spend time doing relaxing chores at his friend Pat Waresk’s Central Kentucky Thoroughbred farm. But an online ad for a position at Keeneland as a BETologist during the 2015 Fall Meet changed his plan. BETologists are Keeneland’s wagering experts […]

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Keeneland To Provide Special Handicapping Insight, Benefit Aftercare On Meet’s Final Days

Keeneland is presenting @BetKeeneland on Twitter during the Spring Meet to provide horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) through its Handicapper of the Day Series. The @BetKeeneland handle is providing horseplayers with on-demand wagering content including live reports and updates lasting 60-90 seconds approximately 10 minutes prior to each race from […]

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