keeneland spring meet

Horsemen Praise Keeneland’s Dirt Track For Handling April Rains

The second-wettest April on record in Lexington gave Keeneland’s new dirt track a stiff test. Nearly 11 inches of rain fell during the Spring Meet, including seven inches in a 24-hour period that covered opening day. Despite the torrential rain, which caused standing water in the infield, the new track drained well. “I’ve never seen […]

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Trio of Grade 1 Stakes Among Highlights Of Keeneland’s Opening Weekend

Regardless of the weather, racing fans will be out in full-force this weekend as Keeneland kicks off its eagerly-anticipated 15-day spring meet Friday. The opening day feature is the Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes for 3-year-olds; it is scheduled for the turf, but may be moved to the main track due to the heavy rain received […]

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Keeneland Gearing Up For Blockbuster Opening Weekend

Keeneland begins its 2015 Spring Meet on Friday, April 3, with an exciting two days of racing headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), which moves up a week as part of a richer, re-ordered Spring Meet stakes calendar. The card for Saturday, April 4, features five graded stakes races worth $2.275 million, […]

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Keeneland Hosting Job Fair March 10 For Spring Meet Employment

Keeneland will host a job fair for seasonal employment during its 2015 Spring Meet on Tuesday, March 10, from noon until 7 p.m. ET at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The Spring Meet will be held April 3-24. Keeneland and Keeneland Hospitality will have immediate interviews for positions in the areas of customer service, food and […]

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Keeneland: Daily Attendance Hits Record 18,006; Total Handle Down $20 Million

Spectacular racing, unique special events and the return of warm, sunny weather combined to produce an exceptional Keeneland Spring Meet, which closed Friday with record 15-day meet attendance and gains in on-track wagering. On-track attendance for the Spring Meet, held April 4-25, totaled 270,093, besting the previous 15-day meet record of 269,292 posted during the […]

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Out of the Gate: Spring Finally Arrives With Keeneland’s Opening Day

Keeneland Race Course will kick off its spring race meeting today with some of the best horses in the country set to compete during the 15-day showcase. Reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will once again kick of his racing year at Keeneland. The chestnut gelding is targeting the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 […]

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TVG to Provide Live, On-Site Coverage of Keeneland Spring Meet

There’s a big weekend of racing slated for TVG, America’s Horseracing Network, highlighted by tomorrow’s kick off of live, on-site coverage of the 15-day 2014 Keeneland Spring meet. TVG is introducing several innovations as part of its Keeneland presence. Included is the utilization of a 3.7-ounce wireless, live transmittable lipstick camera, an increased number of […]

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Keeneland, OperaLex Announce New Partnership

Keeneland and OperaLex, formerly the Lexington Opera Society, are announcing a new partnership to promote the art of musical storytelling in Kentucky.  Keeneland’s historic Sales Pavilion will serve as the new venue for Encore!, the annual fund-raising event for OperaLex, to be held Saturday, May 31, 2014. Encore! promises to be the soiree of the […]

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Blue Grass, Ashland Highlight Keeneland Spring Stakes Schedule

Sixteen stakes worth a total of $3.725 million, boosted by purse increases for the Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (G2) and Elkhorn (G2), headline Keeneland’s 2014 spring race meet, to be held April 4-25. Fifteen of the 16 stakes are graded, with half contested on the turf. Five Grade 1 stakes are slated for opening […]

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Keeneland’s Spring Meet Loaded with Special Events

While Keeneland presents 16 days of world-class Thoroughbred racing from April 5-26, fans of all ages can celebrate spring with a jam-packed calendar of special events. Headlining the fun are such favorites as College Scholarship Day, Sunrise Trackside, the Maker’s Mark Commemorative Bottle signing, an appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales, a jockey autograph session and […]

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