Keeneland

Calumet’s Quiet Business Makes Noise In Friday’s Bewitch At Keeneland

Calumet Farm’s 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1½-mile Bewitch (G3) before 18,057 fans at Keeneland on Friday’s closing day of the 2017 Spring Meet. Quiet Business, a 4-year-old daughter of Quiet American, was ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., who won two races on Friday. She is trained […]

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Weekend Lineup: Green Miles

Racing fans in Kentucky will regret saying goodbye to the April meet at Keeneland, but Saturday night is opening day of the Churchill Downs spring season and just seven short days away from the “greatest two minutes in sports.” As the Kentucky Derby contenders log their final workouts across the country, racing action continues as […]

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Blue Grass Winner Irap Has ‘A Good Leg Stretch’ In Mile Work At Keeneland

Following the Friday morning renovation break at Keeneland, Reddam Racing’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap turned in his final work for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) by covering a mile in 1:44.20 on a fast track with Julien Leparoux aboard. Irap, the first maiden to win the Toyota Blue […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Building ‘Mo’-Mentum

Unbridled Mo held off the late charge of Power of Snunner to win the G3 Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland April 21. The race marked the second graded stakes victory of the year for the 4-year-old filly, who captured the G3 Houston Ladies Classic earlier this year. Unbridled Mo’s Keeneland win helped move her sire, Uncle […]

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Questions Surround Girvin As Final Derby Work Delayed Again; Colt Being Treated For Quarter Crack

Questions and rumors continue to swirl around Louisiana Derby winner Girvin after the colt once again had his final workout for the May 6 Kentucky Derby delayed. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Joe Sharp trainee, who is stabled at Keeneland, was scheduled to have a workout Friday, April 28, but it now has been moved […]

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Sharp ‘Confident’ In Decision To Change Up Girvin’s Work Schedule

Trainer Joe Sharp opened the proverbial can of worms on Monday this week, cancelling a planned workout at Keeneland for his Kentucky Derby contender Girvin. Concern was immediately raised that the son of Tale of Ekati was not in top form, but Sharp, who will be saddling his first Derby runner, countered that assumption on […]

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Churchill Downs: Busy Monday Morning As Host Of KY Derby Contenders Turn In Works

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ McCracken turned in his penultimate workout for Kentucky Derby 143 by working five furlongs in 1:00.60 in company on a sunny Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Also working toward the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) on May 6 was a quartet of hopefuls from trainer Steve Asmussen: Hence (five […]

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Updated: Albarado’s Broken Ankle To Keep Him Out Of Kentucky Derby

Veteran jockey Robby Albarado, who was named to ride J Boys Echo in the Kentucky Derby on May 6, suffered a fractured ankle during an incident in Sunday’s eighth race at Keeneland. Albarado’s mount, Chiltern Street, threw him over his shoulders when the Wesley Ward trainee stumbled out of the starting gates, and the replay […]

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Itsinthepost Surges Clear For Dixiana Elkhorn Victory

Jed Cohen’s Itsinthepost burst away from the field at the head of the lane in Saturday’s G2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes at Keeneland, holding off the late-closing Charming Kitten by about a length at the wire. The 5-year-old son of American Post, ridden by Tyler Baze, covered 12 furlongs over the yielding turf course in 2:31.22 […]

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Keeneland: Kent Sweezey Kicks Off Training Career With Timber Town Homebred

Entered in Saturday’s 10th race, the 3-year-old First Samurai filly Lela’s Gift will become Kent Sweezey’s first starter as a trainer. “I woke up at 2:30 (this morning). I couldn’t sleep,” he said. “I thought about how cool it would be to win a race at Keeneland in front of everybody here.” In many ways, […]

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