Trainer Wesley Ward needed the April 18 season debut of Hootenanny to help gauge the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) winner's conditioning levels. It took just over a minute at Keeneland to find out good to go.
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|October 30||Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile||$1,000,000g||3&up,||8f|
|October 30||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||$1,000,000g||2yo, f||8f T|
|October 30||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf||$1,000,000g||2yo, c/g||8f T|
|October 30||Breeders' Cup Distaff||$2,000,000g||3&up, f/m||9f|
|October 30||Marathon S||$200,000g||3&up,||14f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Classic||$5,000,000g||3&up,||10f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint||$1,000,000g||3&up, f/m||7f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf||$2,000,000g||3&up, f/m||9.5f T|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Juvenile||$2,000,000g||2yo, c/g||8.5f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies||$2,000,000g||2yo, f||8.5f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Mile||$2,000,000g||3&up,||8f T|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Sprint||$1,500,000g||3&up,||6f|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Turf||$3,000,000g||3&up,||12f T|
|October 31||Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||$1,000,000g||3&up,||5.5f T|
The longest price on the board delivered a game performance at Keeneland April 18, 30-1 shot Dramedy putting pressure on frontrunner My Afleet all the way around and then just holding off the late charge of Dynamic Sky.
Todd Pletcher started his morning well before daylight April 18, breezing his three Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls in Florida before catching a private plane to Lexington to supervise the work of Carpe Diem.
Sam-Son Farm's homebred Deceptive Vision just held over traffic-troubled Lunar Surge in the $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) April 17 at Keeneland, winning her first graded stakes race on the dirt.
Fun House was named Kentucky broodmare of the year for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, which took home four awards at the April 16 Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Kentucky-bred champions awards luncheon.
Siena Farms' Angela Renee (by Bernardini) worked a half-mile in company in :47 3/5 April 16 at Keeneland. The grade I winner may make her next start in the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The 3-year-old son of Quality Road is finally ready for his first start of 2015, and will make that outing at Keeneland in the fourth race on the April 18 card.
It looked like a two-horse battle coming down to the wire in the $100,000 Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland, but Night Prowler was lurking and unleashed a furious rally to get up just in time.
Robert Evans' Unitarian will attempt to become the fourth horse to win the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (gr. IIT) in consecutive years April 18, when he faces 10 rivals at Keeneland.
Mike Battaglia, who sets the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands morning-line odds, is struggling to decide between stablemates Dortmund and American Pharoah when it comes to choosing a favorite for this year's classic.
Last year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) runner-up My Miss Sophia will open her 4-year-old campaign Friday, April 15 as one of nine fillies and mares entered in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland.
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Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, has been named the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Breeders Cup announced April 13.
Jack Swain III's homebred Miss Ella went from debut winner last month to graded stakes winner April 12 with a victory in the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Luck of the Kitten, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) last fall, heads a field of seven 3-year-olds entered for the $100,000 Transylvania (gr. IIIT) April 15 at Keeneland.
Sheep Pond Partners' undefeated filly Lady Eli looked more than fresh off a five-month layoff with an easy victory in the Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 12 at Keeneland.
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Divining Rod came into the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland with the best credentials in the seven-horse field, and did not disappoint April 11.
Will Farish and Steve Mooney's Ball Dancing, making her second start off the layup, returned to the Keeneland course she seems to enjoy and posted a solid victory in the $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IT) April 11.