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Keeneland: Monomoy Girl, Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Nominated For Opening Weekend Stakes

Champions Monomoy Girl and Shamrock Rose are among the four 2018 Breeders’ Cup winners – joining Bulletin and Newspaperofrecord (IRE) – who are nominated to the nine stakes worth $2.85 million being run at Keeneland April 4-7 to kick off the 16-day 2019 Spring Meet. For the first time in 60 years, the Spring Meet […]

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Keeneland Spring Meet: Set For April 4th, Kicks Off With Thursday Night Live Event

Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on Thursday, April 4, with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m. ET followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area. “Keeneland is an iconic gathering place for the community – it’s […]

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Keeneland Seeks To Fill More Than 2,000 Seasonal Jobs For Spring Meet

Keeneland is readying for its 2019 Spring Meet with today’s announcement of two employment events aimed at filling more than 2,000 seasonal positions: a Hiring Center that opens Feb. 25 and a Job Fair on March 9. Staffing covers Food and Beverage Service, Parking and Security, The Keeneland Shop, Admissions, Programs, Track Maintenance and Guest […]

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Keeneland Adds Two Turf Sprints To Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Keeneland today announced expansions to its 2019 Spring Meet, which will open Thursday, April 4, a day earlier than in previous years, and present two new stakes, both $100,000 turf sprints, to its schedule for a total of 18 stakes worth a season record $4.6 million in purse money. Topping the 16-day meet, to be […]

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Trainer Brad Cox, Jockey Florent Geroux Could Collect First Keeneland Titles

With three days remaining in the 2018 Spring Meet, trainer Brad Cox has 12 wins and jockey Florent Geroux has 18 wins to lead their respective standings as they take aim on their first Keeneland titles. The two have teamed to win nine races this season. Cox has 12 wins, putting him one win ahead […]

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Keeneland Rolls Out New Picks And Preview Show For Upcoming Meet

Keeneland will present a new race-day preview show called “Today at Keeneland” during its 2018 Spring Meet that opens Friday. A 30-minute program beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, “Today at Keeneland” will preview the day’s card for on-track and simulcast patrons, including viewers on Keeneland.comand Keeneland Select, and include handicapping picks and discussion of horses of interest. The show […]

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Keeneland Meet Offers Lower Takeout, Early Pick 5

Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet, which kicks off Friday, April 6, promises 16 days of spectacular racing highlighted by 16 stakes worth a season-record $4.4 million. The meet gets off to a fast start as opening weekend will showcase many of racing’s stars competing in eight graded stakes, led by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) […]

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Kentucky Utilities Named Sponsor Of Transylvania Stakes For Keeneland Opener

Keeneland today announced that Lexington-based Kentucky Utilities Company has been named the signature sponsor of the $150,000 Transylvania (G3), to be held opening day of the 2018 Spring Meet, Friday, April 6. “Kentucky Utilities is respected throughout the Commonwealth as a business and civic leader, and we are proud to welcome them to the Keeneland family,” […]

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16 Stakes Worth Record $4.4 Million On Tap For Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet

Keeneland today announced its 2018 Spring Meet will offer 16 stakes worth a season record $4.4 million in purse money. Headlining the meet, to be held April 6-27, are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both nationally prominent classic preps, and enhanced status for the $200,000 Appalachian (G2) […]

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Keeneland Meet Shows Increases In Daily Average Attendance, Handle

Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results. On-track attendance for the 15-day spring meet, held April 7-28, totaled 252,247 compared with 262,197 recorded during last year’s […]

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