Keyword: Coolmore Lexington Stakes

  • Swipe after second-place finish in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Swipe at Belmont Preparing for His Return

    Swipe, a $5,000 yearling purchase who has banked $608,930 and finished second four times to champion Nyquist as a 2-year-old last year, isn't running the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) but he's at Belmont Park preparing for his return.

  • In Lexington Stakes, Collected Cashes In

    While he's unlikely for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Collected put on a show in the $150,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Keeneland that suggests he could factor in this year's Triple Crown races.

  • Divining Rod

    Divining Rod Breezes for Preakness

    Lael Stables' Divining Rod worked an easy half-mile in :51 3/5 at Fair Hill Training Center the morning of May 9 in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 16 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Cerro hopes to use the Lexington as a springboard to the Preakness Stakes.

    Pure Fun, Cerro Head Coolmore Lexington

    The April 20 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) offers 20 points and a potential place in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starting gate, but not all contenders in the last-minute prep will aim for the first Saturday in May.

  • All Squared Away comes home strong to win the Coolmore Lexington.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1805563143&k=fw6KK3r">Order This Photo</a>

    All Squared Away, 70-1, Stuns Lexington

    The longest shot on the board at 70-1, All Squared Away pulled a massive upset in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) when he overtook Hammers Terror late to win by 1 1/2 lengths April 21 at Keeneland.

  • Southwest winner Castaway faces 10 in the Coolmore Lexington.

    Lexington: Castaway Trying to Find a Way In

    Bob Baffert trainee Castaway is the most likely of the 11 horses entered in the April 21 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) that, should he win, could find himself in the starting gate on May 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Derby Kitten with Ken Ramsey after victory in the Coolmore Lexington.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9500940%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Kitten Aims for Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Peaking a bit late for Kentucky Derby consideration, Derby Kitten instead prepares for the Preakness after a win in the grade III Lexington Stakes.

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    Exhi Emerges as Sophomore Standout

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />Descending from one of Canada's leading female families, Exhi hit his stride just a bit too late for likely KY Derby eligibility, but he's a good bet for other big races in 2010.

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    Exhi Takes Lexington For Red-Hot Pletcher

    Fittingly, the last of the major Kentucky Derby preps ended with another win by a Todd Pletcher-trained 3-year-old, as 19-1 Exhi went wire-to-wire at Keeneland to score the $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II).

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    Uptowncharlybrown Running in Seewald's Honor

    Of the 12 sophomores entered for the $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, there will be no bigger sentimental favorite than Fantasy Lane Stable's Uptowncharlybrown, whose trainer Alan Seewald passed away April 12

  • Drosselmeyer (far right) finished 3rd in the Louisiana Derby behind Mission Impazible.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8864068%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Drosselmeyer Could Get One More Chance

    Drosselmeyer, who ran a solid third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 27 but is likely still short on graded earnings to get into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), could take one more shot at getting to the Big Dance

  • Lexington to be Covered on ESPN2

    Live coverage of the $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), a 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Keeneland, is the main attraction on this week's fourth and final installment of "NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby."

  • Atoned, runner-up in the Remsen (gr. II), will run next in the Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) April 19 at Keeneland.

    Atoned to Run in Lexington Stakes

    Dogwood Stable's Atoned, fourth last time out in the grade II, $500,000 Illinois Derby, will be entered in the grade II $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 19, according to Cot Campbell, Dogwood Stable President.

  • Last year&#39;s Kentucky Derby winner took the undefeated route to the roses.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6822%26sequencenum%3D0%26provider_id%3D368%26process%3Dgallery%26page%3Dthumbnails&quot;&gt;Barbaro Photo Gallery&lt;/a&gt;

    Prepping for the Roses

    In a year filled with synthetic surface preps and extended layoffs between races, most of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders are looking to break some kind of trend.

  • Lexington, Federico Tesio to Air on ESPN2 April 21

    "NTRA Racing to the Kentucky Derby" is presenting same-day coverage of the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) from Keeneland Race Course April 21, 6-7p.m. ET on ESPN2. Also on tap is the $125,000 Federico Tesio Stakes from Pimlico Racecourse in Baltimore, a stepping stone for locally based horses hoping to start in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • NTRA Handicapping Contest To Offer Weekly Cash Prizes

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced April 13 the launch of "Beat the Handicapper," a free, eight-week contest at www.ntra.com that challenges fans to correctly handicap one designated race each week.

  • Jerry Bailey guides Quintons Gold Rush to the win in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Quintons Gold Rush Sparkles in Lexington

    Quintons Gold Rush paved his way into the 2004 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), turning in an impressive performance in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Keeneland.

  • Saratoga County shipped to Keeneland for next month&#39;s Coolmore Lexington.

    Lexington for Gotham Winner Saratoga County

    Trainer George Weaver has shipped Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Saratoga County to Keeneland, pointing the son of Valid Expectations to the $325,000, Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) to be run on April 17.

  • Lexington Next for Gotham Runner-up Pomeroy

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Pomeroy arrived back at trainer Patrick Biancone's Santa Anita base late Tuesday night and will now begin preparations for his next start in the $325,000 April 17 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • Scrimshaw drives to the finish line in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, Saturday at Keeneland.

    Scrimshaw Carves Up Lexington for Lukas

    It looks like trainer D. Wayne Lukas will be bringing another surprise package to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) after his lightly regarded colt Scrimshaw and jockey Edgar Prado scored a three-length victory in Saturday's $363,675 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Keeneland.

  • Lexington Stakes contender Trust N Luck, winning the Fountain of Youth.

    Coolmore Lexington Draws Eight Derby Hopefuls

    A field of eight will face the starter for Saturday's $325,000-added Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland. The 1 1/16-mile race is the eighth on the nine-race card, with an approximate post of 4:45 p.m.

  • Ten Most Wanted, with Brian Beccia up, worked at Keeneland on Wednesday.

    Domestic Dispute Confirmed for Lexington; Ten Most Wanted Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert, speaking from his Santa Anita headquarters, indicated that Gary Garber's Domestic Dispute will start in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes. Meanwhile, Illinois Derby winner Ten Most Wanted worked at Keeneland on Wednesday.

  • Ocean Terrace Works Well, Lexington Next

    Fog City Stables' Ocean Terrace, who finished last of nine in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5 after setting a quick early pace, was back on the work tab Sunday morning. He logged a five-furlong move in 1:00 2/5 while breezing over the Southern California oval under regular exercise rider David Rodriguez.

  • Ethan Man Sidelined by Bone Chip

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Ethan Man, winner of the Swale Stakes, will be out of action for several weeks following the discovery of a bone chip in the colt's left front ankle.

  • Officer, winning the Champagne Stakes.

    Baffert to Send Officer to Lexington Stakes

    Bob Baffert has indicated that Thoroughbred Corp.'s outstanding 3-year-old Officer will be entered in the $325,000-added Coolmore Lexington Stakes to be run Saturday April 20.

  • Keeneland On the Air

    Keeneland's two major stepping stones to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will be televised nationally during the April 5-26 spring race meeting.

  • Keats draws off to defeat Mr. John in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.

    Keeneland Race Report: Keats Wires Lexington Field

    The talent pool of this year's crop of 3-year-olds runs deep, as witnessed over the last few weeks in major Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep races. An armada of lesser crafts set out April 21 at Keeneland for the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) to test the waters one final time before the main event takes place at Churchill Downs in two weeks. Instead of a boat race, the majority of them found choppy seas and roiling water that all but grounded their Derby dreams on the rocks. Just the opening of the starting gate alone had several starters bailing instead of sailing.

  • Griffinite, left, shown winning the Lafayette Stakes, will seek a repeat in Saturday&#39;s Coolmore Lexington Stakes.

    Trip to Derby May be on Line in Coolmore Lexington

    Ten 3-year-olds, some of which may be looking for a berth in the May 5 Kentucky Derby, will square off Saturday in the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. The Lexington, a grade II event, was won in 1999 by Charismatic, who went on to win the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. He then finished third in the Belmont Stakes even though he suffered a career-ending injury.

  • Keeneland, Turfway Offer $1M Bonus on Derby Trail

    In an effort to promote the road to the Kentucky Derby in the Derby's back yard, Keeneland and sister track Turfway Park have announced a $1-million bonus for a horse that wins three of four prep races, track officials announced Thursday. The races involved are the Turfway Spiral Stakes, the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, and the Kentucky Derby.