Keyword: Keeneland

  • Byrne to Host TCA Stallion Season Auction

    Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) announced today that Jill Byrne, director of programming and broadcasting at Churchill Downs will host the 27th Annual Stallion Season Auction & Celebration to be held Saturday, January 7. 

  • Classic Empire, right, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita

    Casse Mulls Derby Path for Classic Empire

    A start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland is the first choice for Classic Empire's final Derby prep, but the race's downgraded status has prompted his connections to put other options back into the discussion.

  • Last year's Wood Memorial crowd at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Changing Schedules Impacted Wood, Blue Grass

    While the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack will be downgraded from grade I to grade II races next season, don’t expect an immediate impact on horsemen’s Triple Crown plans or field quality.

  • Keeneland November

    Keeneland's Foreign Outreach Pays Dividends

    Keeneland's November breeding stock sale has substantial international appeal spread across all levels of the market, but it is particularly an important part of trade as the marathon auction nears the finish line.

  • Interest in Top Mares Lifts Keeneland Session

    The opening Book 2 Keeneland November breeding stock sale session saw strong interest in broodmares and broodmare prospects—helped in part by a Phipps Stable reduction—as sale numbers improved compared with the same session in 2015.

  • Hip 590, Sea Island, from Claiborne brings $480,000 from Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm

    Phipps Mares Prove Popular at Keeneland

    Sea Island, a 7-year-old daughter of Pulpit and part of the Phipps Stable reduction, sold for $480,000 during the first session of Book 2 of Keeneland’s November breeding stock sale. The ticket was signed by Elliott Walden, president of WinStar Farm.

  • Feathered brought $2.35 million

    Feathered Knocked Down for $2.35 Million

    Feathered, a graded stakes winning, multiple graded-placed filly in foal to War Front, was bought by Jane Lyon's Summer Wind Farm for $2.35 million, becoming the fourth highest-priced offering at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Hip 408, a colt by War Front, brought $1.45 million

    Magnier Gets War Front Colt for $1.45 Million

    The demand for well-bred weanlings materialized late during the second session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when Coolmore Stud’s M. V. Magnier went to $1.45 million to buy a son of War Front.

  • Hip 174, a Pioneerof the Nile colt sells for $600,000

    Pioneerof the Nile colt goes for $600,000

    A dark bay colt by WinStar Farm stallion Pioneerof the Nile sold to RC Thoroughbreds for $600,000 to become the highest priced weanling more than half way through the Nov. 8 session of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

  • Keeneland set an attendance record at its fall meet that concluded Oct. 29.

    Keeneland Sets Fall Meet Attendance Record

    Keeneland closed its 2016 fall meet, which celebrated the 80th anniversary of racing at the world-famous track, on Oct. 29 with record total on-track attendance of 276,543 and substantial gains in on-track and all-sources wagering. 

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 29 at Keeneland.

    BC Hopefuls Work at Keeneland, Belmont

    While many Breeders' Cup pre-entered horses already are in Southern California, several also wrapped up final serious works elsewhere Oct. 29, including I'm a Chatterbox at Keeneland and 2015 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice at Belmont Park.

  • Catch a Glimpse worked four furlongs in :49 2/5.

    Catch a Glimpse Breezes for Breeders' Cup

    Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler, and Windways Farm's Catch a Glimpse and Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, trainer Mark Casse's two Breeders' Cup pre-entrants stabled at Keeneland with assistant David Carroll, both worked Thursday, Oct. 27. 

  • Noble Bird Heads Field of Eight in Fayette

    The Noble Bird who turns jockey Julien Leparoux into a happy passenger is the one his connections hope shows up Oct. 29, when he headlines a field of eight entered in the Hagyard Fayette Stakes (gr. II) on the final day of the Keeneland fall meet.

  • In the winner's circle after Sintra's score in the first Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

    BH 100: The Royal Treatment

    As the 80th fall meet of Keeneland Race Course got underway Oct. 7, we recall an Indian Summer weekend 32 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II came to visit Kentucky, spending a magical afternoon at the track.

  • Lightstream with Julien Leparoux wins the Lexus Raven Run

    Lightstream Rallies to Win Raven Run

    Eight months after breaking her maiden first time out, Up Hill Stable's and Head of Plains Partners' Lightstream earned her second graded stakes victory when she captured the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths over Malibu Stacy.

  • Time and Motion (center, #7) gets the victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

    Time and Motion Wins QE II Thriller

    Time and Motion wore down Hawksmoor and held off Harmonize with a perfect run Oct. 15, edging her rivals to claim her first grade I in the final strides of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • La Coronel comes home strong to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes

    La Coronel Powers Home in Jessamine

    While champion Tepin is the barn's undisputed queen and Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse commands respect, 2-year-old La Coronel proved worthy to tread in their hoofprints Oct. 12 in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT). 

  • Matt Bernier ABR Video Still

    ABR Wired: Matt Bernier at Keeneland

    What’s it like to be an on-air handicapper and analyst for NBC Sports? Follow along with America’s Best Racing for a behind-the-scenes look as Matt Bernier experiences a day at Keeneland in his capacity as a handicapper and analyst for NBC Sports.

  • Lull won the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies Stakes on Sept. 3

    Lull Headlines Jessamine Stakes Field

    Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm's Lull, winner of the Kentucky Downs Juvenile Fillies in her most recent start, heads a full field of 14 juvenile fillies entered for the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (gr. IIIT) Oct. 12.

  • Keep Quiet rolls home to win the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    Keep Quiet Soars to Dixiana Bourbon Win

    Gary Barber's Keep Quiet rallied strongly down the inside and held off fast-finishing favorite Ticonderoga to win the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Oct. 9 at Keeneland.

  • Classic Empire and Julien Leparoux take the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

    Classic Empire in Breeders' Futurity Score

    John Oxley's Classic Empire was on his best behavior Oct. 8 at Keeneland, and the additional work his connections have done paid off with a victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I).

  • Irish Jasper gave co-owner William S. Farish a coveted milestone win at the Lexington track

    'Jasper' Gives Farish Milestone at Keeneland

    Co-owner William S. Farish of Lane's End enjoyed a particularly memorable win Oct. 8 at Keeneland when Irish Jasper rallied up the rail to deny Stonetastic victory in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II).

  • Photo Call leads Tepin home in the  First Lady

    Photo Call Upsets Tepin in First Lady

    Photo Call went winging her way out to the early lead in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland, opening a large margin and leaving champion Tepin with too much work to do in her title defense.

  • Mongolian Saturday (#12) holds on to win the Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday Takes Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday, the 4-1 favorite, won Keeneland's 5 1/2-furlong Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 8; his first score since last year's TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • No Denying A. P. Indian in Phoenix

    Nothing could stop Green Lantern Stables' A. P. Indian as he blazed toward the Keeneland finish line Oct. 7 in the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II).

  • Fioretti Seeks TCA Comeback

    Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti will attempt to join Excitable Lady (1982-83) as the only repeat winners of the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) when she faces seven opponents Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • 'Chatterbox' Looking to Rebound in Spinster

    In a short field of five starters for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, three graded stakes winners will try to capitalize on grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox's one-for-three record at Keeneland.