Keeneland: DRF Plus handicapping report for April 16, 2014Full Story >>
YESTERDAY April 16, 2014
DRF Plus handicapping analysis for Keeneland on Thursday, April 17.
Although it almost surely will have no impact on the 140th Kentucky Derby, there still are 10 Derby qualifying points available to the winner of the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland, where a field of 11 has been drawn for the 1 ...
Some people aren’t pleased to see the demise of Polytrack at Keeneland. Presumably, some horses aren’t either – such as Emollient, the Juddmonte Farms homebred whose two races over the synthetic surface at Keeneland have resulted in two Grade 1 victories.
Frivolous, an impressive winner at Keeneland in her 4-year-old debut Sunday, will remain on Polytrack by racing next in the Grade 3 Matron on May 24 at Arlington Park, said trainer Vicki Oliver.
DRF Plus closer looks for Keeneland on Thursday, April 17.
Up With the Birds, the 2013 Canadian Horse of the Year, will ship from Keeneland to his Woodbine base with the possibility of returning to the United States for the Dixie Stakes at Pimlico on the May 17 Preakness undercard, trainer Malcolm Pierce said.
Byron King's Keeneland handicapping notebook for Wednesday, April 12, with a look back at Sunday's card and a preview of Wednesday's program.
April 15, 2014
A pair of newbies from overseas gives the Appalachian Stakes even further intrigue, a welcome element of handicapping difficulty that will be resolved when the Grade 3, $100,000 Appalachian is run as the eighth of nine Thursday races at Keeneland.
April 14, 2014
Although rain and chill were back by Monday, a weekend of terrific weather yielded a combined three-day attendance of 74,788 at Keeneland, including 39,722 on Blue Grass Day, the second-highest in track history.
The Lexington Stakes is the last race with eligibility points toward the Kentucky Derby, but that will be a moot point Saturday when the 1 1/16-mile race is run at Keeneland.