Keeneland

Barbara D. Livingston
Classic Empire will have his final Kentucky Derby prep in the Arkansas Derby on April 15 at Oaklawn Park.
The Grade 2, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes on April 8 at Keeneland lost one significant player but picked up another on Tuesday as the connections of Classic Empire and Practical Joke finalized plans.Full Story >>
March 27, 2017
Tapwrit, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby in his last start, will head to Keeneland for the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes on April 8 for his final start before the May 6 Kentucky Derby, Aron Wellman, who runs the Eclipse Thoroughbred partnership, said Monday.
With McCraken coming off an eight-week layoff as he goes into his final Kentucky Derby prep, trainer Ian Wilkes sent his pupil out for a six-furlong work Monday intended to “put some bottom in him.” McCraken responded by blitzing his workmate through ...
March 20, 2017
Purses for most overnight races at the upcoming Keeneland spring meet in Lexington, Ky., have increased substantially, thanks primarily to the influx of new revenue from Instant Racing machines that became operational last year at Keeneland's partner ...
October 16, 2016
Tepin will be 6 next year, and Lady Eli is scheduled to be sold at the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, so who knows what the future might hold? The good news is that lots of talent is coming up.
October 09, 2016
Certainly the biggest shock of the day Saturday, the last big day of prep races for next month’s Breeders’ Cup, was Tepin’s loss in the First Lady at Keeneland. But it wasn’t just that Tepin could finish only second at 2-5 that was so surprising, it ...
October 06, 2016
Corey Nakatani's first experience with the Breeders' Cup Mile did not scar him for life, although he'd rather drink castor oil than relive the moment. That first Mile did, however, light a fire that made him one of the world's most effective jockeys in ...
November 05, 2015
Thirteen Breeders’ Cup races with big fields over two days usually produce some wacky results – a couple of winners who still make no sense after the race is over, some 40-1 shots clunking up to complete gigantic trifectas and superfectas, mystifying ...
November 02, 2015
They cheered him when he emerged from the saddling stalls to make the long walk to the far end of the forested Keeneland paddock. They cheered louder when Espinoza got a leg up from Barnes and steered his colt out onto the track. And they cheered ...
As American Pharoah made the final stretch run of his career, drawing away from his pursuers at Keeneland Racecourse, he gave most racing fans what they wanted to see: the performance that certified his place in history. He was already the first colt ...
October 29, 2015
When the management of Liam’s Map made the decision to duck the $5 million Classic and run instead in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Friday, and then the scratch Thursday of Beholder, the complexion of the main event changed significantly. The field of ...