keeneland spring meet

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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Booming Business: Keeneland Spring Meet Exceeding Expectations

Keeneland’s spring race meet has gotten off to a great start this year, owing in part to a lucrative purse structure and beautiful weather. According to a report in the BloodHorse, Keeneland’s spring meet is tracking ahead of previous years in the categories of attendance and handle. Keeneland’s total attendance so far this meet has been 141,104, with […]

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‘Blockbuster’ Weekend Of Racing Kicks Off Keeneland’s Spring Meet

Keeneland kicks off its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday with a spectacular weekend of racing that features seven graded stakes worth $2.55 million, headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both major prep races on the Roads to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively. […]

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Stonestreet New Sponsor Of G3 Lexington Stakes; Purse Increased To $200,000

Keeneland announced today that Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet has become the signature sponsor of the Spring Meet’s Lexington (G3), to be held Saturday, April 15. Purse money for the Lexington will increase in 2017 from $150,000 to $200,000. The stakes, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, is one of the final prep […]

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Castellano, Ramseys, Maker Capture Keeneland Spring Titles

Once again, many of North America’s top trainers and jockeys converged at Keeneland this spring. Counted among the top trainers stabled at Keeneland were Todd Pletcher, Wesley Ward, Mark Casse, Michael Maker, Graham Motion, Chad Brown, Steve Asmussen, Doug O’Neill and Brad Cox. The nation’s most prominent riders comprised Keeneland’s jockey colony, topped by Spring […]

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Keeneland Closes With Nearly Five Percent Attendance, 24 Percent Handle Increases

Keeneland concluded its 2016 Spring Meet on Friday with robust increases in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering. Healthy results, which included an all-time single-day handle record on Toyota Blue Grass Day, were driven by top-quality racing that featured the return of a number of horses who competed in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at […]

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Flavien Prat Makes Belated Keeneland Debut

A little more than five months after it was supposed to happen, jockey Flavien Prat is getting to ride at Keeneland for the first time. Fresh off a banner Santa Anita winter meeting in which he was the second-leading rider in wins and earnings, the 23-year-old Frenchman has made his way to Kentucky. “There is […]

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Miss Temple City To Take On The Boys In Maker’s 46 Mile

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart, winner of three consecutive races and four of his past five, tops a field of nine entered Tuesday for Friday’s 28th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for 4-year-olds and up. Run on the turf, the Maker’s 46 Mile will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race […]

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Keeneland: Optimism Abounds As Spring Meet Gets Underway

The Keeneland spring meet gets underway Friday, and for many in Central Kentucky and in the industry, it signals the true start of spring. The track kicks off a huge weekend of racing with races such as the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes and the G1 Toyota Blue Grass, and officials are optimistic that the […]

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