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Keeneland Fall Meet Stakes Schedule Worth Record $8.75 Million

Before Keeneland hosts the Breeders’ Cup World Championships for the third time, the track will offer 22 stakes worth a record $8.75 million during its Fall Meet. The 17-day season from Oct. 7-29 will open with 11 stakes – nine of which are “Win and You’re In” events as part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

Golden Pal Records ‘Unbelievable’ Work Toward Royal Ascot

Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward on Friday sent out five hopefuls for Royal Ascot in England for 5-furlong works over a turf course labeled “good” as he prepares to build on his success at the prestigious five-day meet in June. Ward has 12 wins at Royal Ascot since 2009. Headlining the workers was Mrs. John Magnier, […]

Stakes Winner Acting Out Commands $600,000 To Top Keeneland April Sale

Will and Sarah Farish bought Acting Out, winner of the listed Carousel Stakes April 2 at Oaklawn Park to remain unbeaten this year, for $600,000, the highest price of Keeneland’s April Horses of Racing Age Sale, held the evening of April 29 at the conclusion of the track’s 15-day Spring Meet. For the single-session auction, […]

War Like Goddess Repeats In Closing-Day Bewitch At Keeneland

Making her 2022 debut, George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess surged between Breeze Rider and Family Way to take the lead and post a 1¾-length victory in Friday’s 60th running of the $300,000 Bewitch (G3) on closing day of Keeneland’s 15-day spring meet in Lexington, Ky. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joel Rosario, War […]

Apprentice Jockey Alice Beckman Scores First Keeneland Victory

Alice Beckman is accustomed to hearing the cheers from fans each time she rides in a race at Keeneland, but the applause she heard after the seventh race Wednesday was for a different reason: She had just won aboard trainer Keith Kinmon’s Expensive Cut. “I am usually the only girl in the race, so I […]

War Like Goddess Seeks Second Bewitch Victory In Season Bow

George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as 2021 champion turf female, headlines a field of seven fillies and mares entered for Friday’s 60th running of the $300,000 Bewitch Stakes (G3). The Bewitch, at 1 ½ miles on the turf, serves as the closing-day feature for the 15-day Spring Meet and […]

Yuugiri Works At Keeneland For KY Oaks; Derby Hopeful Zandon Ships To Churchill

Tsunebumi and Sekie Yoshihara’s Yuugiri worked five furlongs in 1:01.60 in company with Great Escape on a fast main track at Keeneland Sunday morning as she continued preparations for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs. With jockey Flavien Prat pinch-hitting for Florent Geroux, who rode at Oaklawn Park Saturday afternoon, Fantasy […]

Unbeaten KY Oaks Hopeful Kathleen O. Pleases In Final Keeneland Breeze

Two fillies under consideration for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), Kathleen O. and Candy Raid, put in their final Keeneland works for the race Saturday morning over a fast track. Working at 7:30 a.m. (ET) after the first track renovation break, Winngate Stables’ undefeated Kathleen O. worked a half-mile in :48.80 under exercise […]

‘One Day I Will Never Forget’: Apprentice Rene Diaz Doubles At Keeneland

Apprentice jockey Rene Diaz, who began riding in April 2021 at Gulfstream Park, had his biggest day yet at Keeneland on Thursday. “It is one day I will never forget,” said the 22-year-old native of Venezuela who grew up in Miami about the afternoon when he rode two winners and finished second on an 85-1 […]

Derby Decision For In Due Time, 22nd On Leaderboard, Still Pending

The possible participation by Edge Racing, Medallion Racing and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ In Due Time in the 148th Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve remains in a holding pattern following his third-place finish in last Saturday’s Stonestreet Lexington (G3). “Right now the owners are in Ocala buying horses, and I am here for another week,” […]