J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and Ashland Stakes (G1).
Calumet Farm's undefeated Real Delight dashed to an easy five-length win in the second division of Keeneland's Ashland Stakes. Her time was a full second faster than Free For Me's winning race in the first division.
The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland April 8 looks to be a proper challenge for John Oxley's grade 1 winner Pretty City Dancer and Gary Barber's graded stakes placed Summer Luck.
Both Brad Grady's Girvin and Coffeepot Stables' Farrell exited their Feb. 25 grade 2 victories well, according to their respective connections.
Keeneland announced Jan. 19 a $4.325 million stakes schedule for its 2017 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, featuring the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1).
Ashbrook Farm's 30-1 longshot Weep No More spoiled the party April 9 in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
For the second consecutive year, Keeneland's premier 3-year-old races, the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Central Bank Ashland (gr. I), lead five stakes run on opening Saturday of the spring meet.
Critics Acclaim, the dam of grade I winner Rosalind, died May 24 after delivering a full brother at Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky. She was 20.
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).
Lenny Shulman reviews dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman reviews the dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones of Airdrie Stud whose horses won the Ashland S. and Fantasy S. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm.
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Trainer Olly Stevens talks about Ashland Stakes (gr. I) contender Peace and War, who runs April 4 at Keeneland. watch video
Trainer Olly Stevens talks about Ashland Stakes (gr. I) contender Peace and War, who runs April 4 at Keeneland.
After missing the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a slight ligament tear at the base of her fetlock, the Olly Stevens trainee is back with an eye on the April 4 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).
Keeneland will run the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes a week earlier on the schedule beginning next season and increase the purse to $1 million for its major Triple Crown prep race.
Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind, dead-heat winner with Room Service of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington oval's Polytrack April 19.
Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Ashland Stakes dead-heat, Mossfun in Australia and more! view slideshow
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish. watch video
Racing Analyst J. Keeler Johnson gives us a play by play of the weekend's Kentucky Derby prep races and mentions the exciting Ashland Stakes (gr. I) finish.
The stories behind Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winners Rosalind and Room Service, the first horses in Keeneland history to dead heat in a grade I race, are worthy of sharing as both fillies go forward toward. read blog
In one of the most thrilling editions of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Rosalind and Room Service hit the wire together for a dead-heat atop the race for 3-year-old fillies April 5 at Keeneland.
TVG is introducing several innovations as part of its live coverage of the Keeneland Race Course meet that begins April 4.
James Covello, winner of the 2011 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) with Lilacs and Lace, has another good shot at victory this year with Testa Rossi.
Sixteen stakes worth a combined $3.775 million, including the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), anchor Keeneland's 15-day spring meeting, which starts Friday, April 4.
Evan Hammonds recaps the Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Ashland Stakes. watch video
Juddmonte Farms homebred Emollient established a clear lead early and then opened up on her dozen rivals in the stretch to register an easy victory in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) April 6 at Keeneland.
John Oxley's grade I winner Spring in the Air will face a full field of 13 rivals in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland April 6.
The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 13 is one of 16 stakes that will highlight the 16-day Keeneland meet that begins April 5.
A total of 134 fillies, led by champion Beholder, have been nominated to Keeneland's $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), scheduled for Saturday, April 6.
Karlovy Vary provided Alex G. Campbell Jr. his most recent adrenaline rush April 7 when she scored a front-running victory in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) and became a live contender for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). read blog
Evan recaps the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, Illinois Derby and Ashland Stakes from the weekend. watch video
Alex G. Campbell Jr.'s homebred goes wire-to-wire in Keeneland feature April 7.
TVG will provide live coverage of the annual race meets at Keeneland and Woodbine that begin Friday, April 6.
Dancinginherdreams, who had been working toward the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will skip the Run for the Lilies due to her poor performance in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Lightly-regarded Lilacs and Lace shocked many in the crowd of 23,155 racing fans who turned out to watch the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 9.
Jason, Tom and Rich handicap the Santa Anita Derby, Wood Memorial, and Ashland. Watch Video
Trainer John Ward has a master plan in mind for the daughter of Tapit. Read Blog
Thoroughbred racing returns to Keeneland April 8, the official start of the track's 75th anniversary celebration.
Many talented 3-year-olds, including champion Uncle Mo, and other graded stakes winners Soldat, The Factor, and Dialed In, are among the 162 nominees to Keeneland's Toyata Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) April 16.
Trainer Wayne Catalano was pleased with champion 3-year-old filly She Be Wild after she breezed April 13 in her first work since running third in the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) April 3.
California shipper Evening Jewel took everything her rivals could throw at her but proved a determined front-running winner of the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr.I) at Keeneland April 3.
The daughter of Northern Afleet is slated to make her big comeback in the April 3 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland for Sovereign Stables, a public partnership group based in New Hampshire.
Headed by last year's champion She Be Wild, a field of seven 3-year-old fillies are on the probable list for the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on Saturday, April 3.
Keeneland has scheduled 16 stakes worth $3.65 million for its 2010 spring race meet. There are some minor purse and sponsorship changes for the meet.
The Ashland Stakes (gr. I), one of the premier races during the spring meet at Keeneland in Lexington, will be sponsored by Central Bank when it is run April 3, 2010.
Hooh Why, who won the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland April 4, remains at the Lexington track while co-owner Mark Hoffman decides where the filly will go next. Hoffman had planned to send Hooh Why to Churchill Downs to work April 19, but changed his mind because of heavy rains at the track that morning. Instead, he worked the filly April 20 at Keeneland, where she covered five furlongs in 1:00.20.
Mark Hoffman, co-owner of Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Hooh Why, is contemplating a move to Churchill Downs and a possible run at the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)
Stardom Bound, seeking her sixth consecutive grade I victory, was stunned by 24-1 shot Hooh Why in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes April 4 at Keeneland.
Although champion Stardom Bound is the clear choice for the April 4 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) opening weekend at Keeneland, the daughter of Tapit has her work cut out of for her when facing an accomplished field of eight other females looking to secure a spot in the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Co-owner Mark Hoffman walked his Ashland Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Hooh Why at Keeneland the morning of March 31, a day after the Cloud Hopping filly worked a half-mile in :49.60.
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