The Keeneland Spring meet will include 13 graded stakes. The three-day opening weekend (Friday-Sunday) is highlighted by Saturday's $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies. The Ashland is a major prep for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The weekend's other stakes races are Friday's Transylvania (gr. III) and Sunday's Lafayette (gr. III). The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds, Keeneland's premier Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep, will be run April 10.
TVG's on-site coverage from Keeneland will feature live reports by Jeff Lifson, Jill Byrne and Caton Bredar.