Keyword: Keeneland

  • Nyquist (left) held off Swipe to win FrontRunner in his last start

    Nyquist Has Draw to Overcome in Juvenile

    Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Harmonize comes in with back-to back wins.

    Illuminate, Harmonize to Meet in Fillies Turf

    Two European-based fillies have won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) since its 2008 inauguration, and Denford Stud's Illuminate will try to become the third in this year's edition Oct. 30 at Keeneland.

  • Private Zone has sped to victory in all three of his starts shorter than a mile this year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Work">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone, Runhappy Top BC Sprint

    As strange as it might seem, when many of the fastest horses in the world meet every year in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), the quickest horses out of the gate mostly don't win.

  • Judy the Beauty

    Judy the Beauty Tries for F&M Sprint Repeat

    Resurgent champion jockey Frankie Dettori will be aboard Judy the Beauty when the reigning champion female sprinter bids for a repeat win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Liam's Map

    Liam's Map Takes on All Comers in Dirt Mile

    The son of Unbridled's Song drew post 3 of 11 in the Dirt Mile (gr. I) and will look to use his swift turn of foot in the shorter race rather than throwing in with American Pharoah and Beholder in the Classic (gr. I).

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.

  • A.P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Still Makes Classic Mark

    The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for Sunday Oct. 25

    Claire Novak briefs us on the day's works, cancellations, and who to expect on the track tomorrow. Hear about Beholder's visits to the Keeneland training track and paddock as well as Wesley Ward's turf workers.

  • Masochistic wins the 2015 Triple Bend Stakes.

    Masochistic Blazes Through Final SoCal Drill

    Trainer Ron Ellis could only shake his head with a slight grin after watching Masochistic's final Santa Anita Park workout Oct. 25 before shipping to Keeneland for a run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Breeders' Cup News Update for Sunday Oct. 25, 2015

    Claire Novak briefs us on the day's works, cancellations, and who to expect on the track tomorrow. Hear about Beholder's visits to the Keeneland training track and paddock as well as Wesley Ward's turf workers.

  • Beholder schools in the Keeneland paddock Oct. 25.

    Beholder's Grand Adventure

    When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.

  • Tiger Ride flies home to win the Pin Oak Valley View.

    Tiger Ride Prevails in Valley View Stakes

    Dixiana Farms' homebred Tiger Ride made it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion and picked up a third 2015 stakes score Oct. 24 at Keeneland, holding off favored Include Betty to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View.

  • Big Blue Kitten<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-bBr">Order This Photo</a>

    Brown Works Slate of BC Contenders in NY

    Trainer Chad Brown unleashed a cavalcade of Breeders' Cup-bound horses at Belmont Park Oct. 24 for their final works, including Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper, Stephanie's Kitten, and Dacita.

  • Keen Ice worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat on Oct. 24 in preparation for the Classic.

    'A Real Man,' Keen Ice Gears Up for Classic

    Dale Romans is conditioning a different Keen Ice in the afternoons and the mornings these days compared with the spring, and for the Kentucky-based trainer the development has been something to see.

  • I'm a Chatterbox worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Keeneland on Oct 24.

    I'm a Chatterbox Breezes Early at Keeneland

    Trainer Larry Jones called an audible and sent Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender I'm a Chatterbox out to work early Oct. 24 at Keeneland as a light rain fell on the Lexington track.

  • Exaggerator worked five furlongs in a quick :59 2/5 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13 3/5.

    Desormeaux: Exaggerator's Work 'Spectacular'

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.

  • Tonalist at Belmont Park.

    Tonalist Sharp in BC Classic Breeze

    Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Hard Aces wins the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Hard Aces Takes a Classic Shot

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring

  • Nyquist worked five furlongs in 1:02.09 at Santa Anita on October 23.

    Nyquist Cruises in Afternoon Breeze

    A proven star on the track, Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist got the full star treatment Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park, with the track all to himself and a workmate for his final breeze in preparation for Breeders' Cup.

  • Untapable prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Untapable Seeks Return to Form

    Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.

  • Rachel's Valentina worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

    Trainer Pletcher: 'Couldn't Be More Pleased'

    With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.