Articles posted July 16, 2012

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Keeneland announces fall stakes

The fall race meeting, to be held October 5-27, will feature 17 stakes with purse money totaling $4.5 million. The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of six Grade 1 stakes, the others being the Alcibiades, Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Spinster and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, among the 15 graded races featured this fall.

Del Mar raises curtain on 75th season

For the first time since 2008, the traditional opening-day feature, the Oceanside Stakes, has garnered enough entries to be split into two divisions. Each division of the one-mile turf affair for three-year-olds, who have not won a stakes worth $50,000 to the winner so far this year, carries a purse of $100,000.

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