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Dr. Mick Peterson, executive director of the Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory, was on hand at Keeneland the weekend of Oct. 10-11 to review testing and measuring procedures to ensure the safety of the dirt track.
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Tapiture and Holy Boss, two Breeders' Cup World Championships hopefuls trained by Steve Asmussen, breezed at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 11.
Skychai Racing hopes to continue to reap dividends on its June 21 claim of Da Big Hoss, one of 11 entered in the $100,000 Sycamore Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 15.
Trainer Mike Stidham said Her Emmynency was fine the morning after her head victory in the Oct. 10 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland and likely would not race again this year.
Teresa Viola Racing Stables' grade I winner Liam's Map breezed five furlongs at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 11 as the colt continued working toward the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30.
Twice a runner-up in previous grade I races, Her Emmynency would not be denied on Saturday, Oct. 10 as she held off Miss Temple City in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) Presented by Lane's End at Keeneland.
Donegal Racing's Keen Ice breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 Oct. 10 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Following her dramatic win in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland Oct. 9, Lael Stables' Ageless was treated at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for a cut in her left hock sustained during the turf sprint.
Stonestreet Stables' Rock Fall, a two-time grade I winner among the favorites for the Oct. 31 TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), broke down just past the wire and was euthanized following a workout at Keeneland Oct. 1
Lael Stables' Ageless took down favored Lady Shipman with a late charge Oct. 9 in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes at Keeneland, but was injured in the process.
After winning the first main-track mile race held in many years, perhaps ever, at Keeneland, jockey Corey Lanerie had some advice for riders trying the distance in the weeks to come: Get out of the gate.
Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey will prepare Honor Code in New York for the two-time grade I winner's planned Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) start Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
Keeneland said Oct. 8 it officially is in support of the Thoroughbred Horseracing Integrity Act of 2015 and has joined the Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity, a group that also supports the federal legislation.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup featuring Sentiero Italia, Blond Me, Miss Temple City, Her Emmynency, and Feathered. Sponsored by Equibase Download Equibase Past Performances for the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.
Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia, coming off back-to-back grade II victories as the favorite at Saratoga Race Course and Belmont Park, headlines the Oct. 10 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT).
Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Grade I winner Liam's Map will contest the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30 at Keeneland and not the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Oct. 7.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has suspended Graham Motion for five days and fined the trainer $500 for a medication overage in Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Kitten's Point. Motion has appealed the ruling.
Regulators, as well as potentially affected track officials, had no easy answer Oct. 6 for Kentucky Downs' request to add two days to its short, successful September meet.
The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the grade III status of the Oct. 3 Woodford Stakes, which was originally scheduled for turf but moved to the main track at Keeneland.
The Oct. 30-31 World Championships figures to be one big homecoming weekend for the breeding community. read blog
Stellar Wind, a four-time graded stakes winner in 2015, will train up to the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Catch a Glimpse and Conquest Daddyo breezed in company Oct. 6 at Keeneland for trainer Mark Casse. Also on the tab were Undrafted, Green Mask, Sunset Glow, and The Great War.
Free as a Bird and Ageless, the one-two finishers in last year's Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf, will meet again at Keeneland Oct. 9.
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Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria is out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup and will be rested the remainder of the year, trainer Larry Jones said Oct. 6 at Keeneland.
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Well, all the preps are over, and now comes the waiting; first for the pre-entries, then the entries to determine the starting fields. read blog
Breeders' Cup hopefuls Liam's Map, Rachel's Valentina, and Stopchargingmaria recorded breezes at Keeneland Oct. 5.
Got Lucky was just that Oct. 4 at Keeneland, finding running room from far back and closing past champion Untapable and longshot Yahilwa in the final furlong to win the the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I).
The retired champion Wise Dan greeted fans at Keeneland on Shadwell Turf Mile Day, October 3, 2015.
Robert Masterson's Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Oct. 3, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) when she aired by seven lengths. She will face males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).
St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.
Most challengers in the 14-horse field have faced and beaten each other throughout 2015.
An oversubscribed field for the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland includes four juveniles that have finished in the money in a stakes.
When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).
In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.
Thanks to some creative thinking, communication with top riders and trainers, and efforts to measure the distance to the first turn, this year's Dirt Mile will be contested at the mile distance, well close to it. read blog
The Pizza Man is riding a three-race winning streak into the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 3 during Fall Stars weekend at Keeneland.
Breeders' Cup and Red Mile have opened sales for the "Breeders' Cup Bash," to be held Oct. 30-31 at the simulcast facility at Red Mile.
Two notable graded winners from Saratoga Race Course's summer meet will head west for the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland, with a spot in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on the line.
Keeneland has cataloged 4,476 horses for its 2015 November breeding stock sale, which will be held Nov. 2-13 and begin two days after the track hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time.
Average daily all-sources and on-track pari-mutuel handle fell while average daily purses and field size rose during the 11-day September at Churchill Downs that ended Sept. 27.
After rallying from seventh to win her stakes debut in the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, Dothraki Queen will try for a victory at the highest level Friday, Oct. 2 in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades.
H. Greg Goodman, owner of Mt. Brilliant Farm, and John G. Sikura, owner and president of Hill 'n' Dale Farm, have been named as the newest members of Keeneland's Advisory Board of Directors.
Before it hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time Oct. 30-31, Keeneland will offer up its fall meet, which is always one of the country's important meets.
Blue Streak: Big Blue Kitten sets course mark in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and more in the October 3, 2015 issue of Blood-Horse Magazine.
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