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  • Are You Kidding Me was honored last weekend with a Sovereign Award as outstanding older male in Canada .

    Are You Kidding Me, Noble Bird Top Ben Ali

    Are You Kidding Me, who was honored with a Sovereign Award last weekend as champion Canadian older horse for 2015, and grade I winner Noble Bird top the 10-horse field for the $200,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 16.

  • RCI Adds Footnote on Levo-Methamphetamine

    The Association of Racing Commissioners International formally posted revisions to its regulatory standards today including a change that acknowledges two types of methamphetamine positives.

  • Heart to Heart wins the 2016 Canadian Turf Stakes.

    Heart to Heart Heads Maker's 46 Mile

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart, winner of three consecutive races and four of his past five for trainer Brian Lynch, tops a field of nine entered for the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (gr. IT) coming up at Keeneland April 15.

  • Nyquist jogged three times around the training track under exercise rider Jonny Garcia on April 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-VqTfGrj">Order This Photo</a>

    Nyquist Jogs on Keeneland Training Track

    Champion Nyquist jogged on Keeneland's synthetic training track a day after galloping on the main track at the Lexington oval. He is slated to work for the first time since winning the Florida Derby (gr. I) April 15.

  • Zenyatta and her 2016 War Front colt.

    Zenyatta Delivers War Front Colt

    Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta, 2010 Horse of the Year, foaled a colt by Central Kentucky sire War Front April 10 at William S. Farish's Lane's End, Team Zenyatta announced.

  • Gun Runner jogs at Churchill Downs April 11.

    Gun Runner Continues Derby Preparations

    Winchell Racing and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner continued his preparation for a start in the May 7 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a five-furlong breeze in 1:01 over a fast track April 11.

  • Nyquist jogs at Keeneland April 11
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    Nyquist in Strong Gallop, Will Work Friday

    In his first serious exercise since winning the April 2 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist galloped strongly once around the main track at Keeneland the morning of April 11.

  • Outwork winning the Wood Memorial

    Wood Winner Outwork in Good Order, Derby Next

    Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse looks to extend a four-race win streak in the Appalachian Stakes Presented.

    Catch a Glimpse Heads Appalachian Field

    Gary Barber, Michael Ambler, and Windways Farm's newly minted Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse looks to extend a four-race win streak in the Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT).

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist's April 10 Jog 'Fantastic'

    After jogging for a second day at Keeneland April 10, Nyquist's training regimen leading up to the May 7 Kentucky Derby will intensify this week as the undefeated colt will begin galloping Monday.

  • Brody's Cause finishes strong to win the Blue Grass Stakes.

    Brody's Cause Comes Home in Blue Grass

    Brody's Cause found himself back at home at Keeneland April 9, and the son of Giant's Causeway proved his affinity for the Lexington oval with a strong score in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I).

  • Ami's Flatter comes home strong to win the Commonwealth Stakes.

    Ami's Flatter Decisive Commonwealth Winner

    Returned to his favorite distance, Ami's Flatter registered a clear victory in the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Keeneland to secure the first graded stakes of his career.

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    Nyquist Hits the Track at Keeneland

    Nyquist, the undefeated champion who is favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), jogged twice around the main track at Keenelanmd Racecourse the morning of April 9.

  • Historical racing machines began operating last September at Red Mile.

    KY Historical Racing Benefits Continue Growth

    Keeneland will begin its spring meet with a bump in overnight purses, but track officials hope it's the start of steady growth made possible by revenue from Lexington's historical race wagering facility.

  • Nyquist in his stall at Keeneland

    Nyquist's Return to Track Possible April 9

    Contingent upon test results showing he no longer has an elevated white blood cell count, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) favorite Nyquist is scheduled to make his first appearance at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Smoove It

    Smoove It Aims for More Downhill Success

    Smoove It will try for a second straight stakes victory sprinting down the hill at Santa Anita Park when the 5-year-old Square Eddie mare faces other fillies and mares in the $100,000 Las Cienegas Stakes April 10.

  • Zulu

    Zulu Tackles Full Blue Grass Field

    With a hefty purse and 170 Kentucky Derby Leaderboard points on the line, the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 9 drew a lineup of youngsters whose connections hope a stop at Keeneland paves the way to Churchill.

  • Ed Martin at the RCI conference

    Path Forward for Racing Debated at Meeting

    An April 7 town hall meeting organized by the Association of Racing Commissioners International revealed consensus on the need for a central governing structure for horse racing, but little agreement on how to achieve it.

  • NBCSN Set for Coverage of Key Derby Preps

    NBCSN will present an April 9 telecast of the key classic preps with coverage of the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) from Aqueduct, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) from Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

  • Nyquist arrives at Keeneland.

    Return to Track Delayed for Nyquist

    Nyquist, who was to have trained April 7 for the first time since winning the April 2 Florida Derby (gr. I) impressively, has a slightly elevated white blood cell count and will not go to the track until April 8 or April 9.

  • Departing is a four-time graded stakes winner.

    Departing Cuts Back for Commonwealth

    Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's millionaire Departing and a trio of recently turned 4-year-old graded stakes sprint winners headline a field of 10 the $250,000 Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) April 9 at Keeneland.

  • Keeneland Meet Offers Complete Live Coverage

    Keeneland's spring meet will be broadcast live on multiple platforms, including national television, local radio networks and Keeneland.com, as part of extensive coverage of the 16-day season that opens Friday, April 8.

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    Runhappy Owners to Offer $10K Scholarship

    Jim and Linda McIngvale, the Houston-based philanthropists and owners of reigning champion male sprinter Runhappy, will give away a $10,000 college scholarship during Keeneland's College Scholarship Day April 8.

  • Something Extra won the 2015 Shakertown.

    Something Extra Seeks Shakertown Repeat

    John Menary and trainer Gail Cox's Something Extra will attempt to repeat his 2015 victory in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIT) for turf sprinters on the April 9 Blue Grass Stakes card at Keeneland.

  • Stopchargingmaria is making her first start since her victory in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Longines-Breeders-Cup-Distaff/i-BHgZFHx">Order This Photo</a>

    Loaded Field of Graded Winners in Madison

    There will be few graded stakes during the 16-day Keeneland Racecourse meet that will draw as tough of a field as the April 9 $300,000 Madison Stakes (gr. I) for older fillies and mares sprinting seven furlongs.

  • Keen Ice in Dubai

    Keen Ice Transferred to Pletcher

    Donegal Racing's Keen Ice, the Curlin colt who beat Triple Crown winner American Pharoah in the Travers Stakes (gr. I) last year, has been moved from the barn of trainer Dale Romans to Todd Pletcher.

  • Shakhimat

    Shakhimat Tops Transylvania at Keeneland

    Shakhimat, among the early favorites for Canada's Queen's Plate this year, tops the nine-horse field that will contest the Transylvania Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) on the April 8 opening-day card at Keeneland.

  • I'm a Chatterbox.

    I'm a Chatterbox Sizzles in Keeneland Work

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox zipped through five furlongs in a bullet :59 at Keeneland April 4 as the 4-year-old filly prepares for the April 22 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. I).

  • Gun Runner at Churchill Downs April 4.

    Gun Runner Gets to Work at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner, impressive winner of the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (gr. II), put in his first work at Churchill Downs the morning of April 4.