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Ward’s Royal Ascot Arsenal Preps Over Keeneland Turf Course

Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward, who has 12 wins at the prestigious Royal Ascot meeting in England, on Friday sent out a group of horses he’s planning to race there next month for half-mile works over a turf course labeled “good” at the Lexington, Ky., track. Among them were returning Royal Ascot contenders Love Reigns (IRE) […]

Commissioner Dan Tops Keeneland April Sale At $500,000

Commissioner Dan, a 2-year-old colt by Commissioner, who began his career winning a Keeneland maiden special weight race on April 26 by 1¾ lengths, sold to Pedro Lanz, agent for King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Sons’s KAS Stables, for $500,000 to top Keeneland’s April Selected Horses of Racing Age Sale. The single-session sale, which grossed $6.7 […]

Keeneland Hits $224 Million Wagering Record During 15-Day Spring Meet

Keeneland concluded its 2023 Spring Meet on Friday following 15 days of exceptional racing that generated record all-sources wagering of $224 million and was complemented by a slate of special events aimed at benefiting the Central Kentucky community. “A huge thanks to our fans, the community and our horsemen who turned out in full force […]

‘Very Special’ War Like Goddess Wins Bewitch For Third Straight Year

George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess added her name to the Keeneland record books when she scored her third consecutive victory in the $300,000 Bewitch (G3) Friday on closing day of the Spring Meet. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joel Rosario, War Like Goddess stalked the early pace, took the lead at the top […]

Colebrook Hoping For ‘Pace And A Wet Track’ With First Derby Starter Raise Cain

Trainer Ben Colebrook was pleased with this morning’s work by Andrew N. Warren and Rania Warren’s Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful Raise Cain, who covered a half-mile in company with the unraced 3-year-old filly Merrily Rush in :49 on a fast track. (Click here for a video of the work.) Clockers caught him galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:02.80. “I […]

War Like Goddess Aims For Third Consecutive Bewitch Victory

George Krikorian’s seven-time graded stakes winner War Like Goddess will make her 2023 debut when she faces five rivals in Friday’s $300,000 Bewitch (G3) in a bid to win the race for the third consecutive year on closing day of Keeneland’s Spring Meet. The Bewitch is the eighth race with a 4:44 p.m. (ET) post time […]

Rattle N Roll Storms To Ben Ali Victory

Lucky Seven Stable’s Rattle N Roll swept to the front passing the three-sixteenths pole and held off a late bid from Call Me Fast to claim his second graded stakes victory at Keeneland Saturday in the $300,000 Ben Ali (G3) for 4-year-olds and older. Trained by Kenny McPeek and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Rattle […]

Verstappen Outduels Red Knight For 16-1 Elkhorn Upset

Andrew Farm, For the People Racing Stable, and Windmill Manor Farm’s Verstappen held off Red Knight by a head to win the 38th running of the $350,000 Elkhorn (G2) for 4-year-olds and up Saturday afternoon at Keeneland. Verstappen made his graded stakes debut a winning one as he outdueled Red Knight in deep stretch to […]

Frost Point Up Late For Doubledogdare Victory At Keeneland

Godolphin’s homebred Frost Point surged past Hidden Connection in the final 30 yards to post a three-quarters of a length victory in the 28th running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Baird Doubledogdare Stakes for fillies and mares Friday afternoon at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Flavien Prat, Frost Point […]