Keeneland Racecourse has increased the purse of its Grade 2 Appalachian Stakes by $75,000 for this year’s spring meet, which will feature 16 stakes races worth a record $4.4 million in total purses, the track said on Thursday.Full Story >>
October 23, 2017
Steve Hargrave, director of backside operations at Churchill Downs, was hired by Breeders' Cup to serve in a similar capacity for the upcoming championships at Del Mar.
Keeneland is known for front loading stakes during its meets, but the Grade 2 Fayette Stakes on closing day is shaping up to be one of the better races of the 17-day stand.
October 22, 2017
Heart to Heart is a nine-time graded stakes winner and millionaire, but one goal has been elusive. The horse will be seeking his first Grade 1 victory as a supplemental entry to the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
October 20, 2017
Trainer Ron Moquett said Petrov will be pointed to the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint on Nov. 20 at Mahoning Valley in Ohio after keeping his non-stakes record perfect with a one-length victory in a 6 1/2-furlong allowance here Wednesday.
The next six weeks could be big ones for trainer Dale Romans. His two Breeders' Cup Juvenile hopefuls, Free Drop Billy and Hollywood Star, were flown to California on Monday, while some of his other stable stars could be in action at the 21-day ...
Three-year-olds begin merging into the Thoroughbred mainstream around this time of year, and trainer Ian Wilkes is as interested as anyone else to see how McCraken will match up when facing older horses for the first time.
October 18, 2017
Trainer Ian Wilkes said the Grade 3 Cardinal on Nov. 18 at Churchill Downs is next for both Res Ipsa and Linda, the first- and third-place finishers in a third-level turf allowance last Friday at Keeneland.
Neolithic has joined the cast for the fall meet's closing-day feature, the Oct. 28 Fayette, a Grade 2, $200,000 race that also is expected to attract Honorable Duty and McCraken.
No one could have blamed Michael Matz for sending Tequilita to the Breeders' Cup after the 3-year-old filly won the Charles Town Oaks last month. But discretion is part of what has made Matz such a successful trainer, and it's what led him to forgo the ...
October 16, 2017
Total handle on races at Keeneland Racecourse this meet is off 8.6 percent from last fall's robust figures, but the declines have slowed over the last couple of live race dates after plummeting during the first full weekend in the face of calls to ...