Keyword: Kentucky

  • Constitution

    Constitution Retired to WinStar Farm

    WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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.

  • Churchill Downs last held the Breeders' Cup in 2011

    Churchill Preparing Bid to Host 2018 BC

    Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Frivolous worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland on Oct 23.

    Frivolous Tunes Up for Distaff Run

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.

  • Holy Lute

    Pre-Entry Race Change for Holy Lute

    Breeders' Cup officials announced one change to the pre-entered fields of the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Victor Garcia at Keeneland

    For Trainer Garcia, No Rushing Success

    In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.

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    Gainesway Buys Interest in Karakontie

    Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

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    Salama, Yahilwa, 'Veneda' Work for Distaff

    Jockey Julien Leparoux was pleased with the Oct. 22 workout of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Salama, the Peru-based filly who earned an automatic berth to the race. Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda also worked.

  • Pete Bradley

    Bradley Chases BC Filly & Mare Turf Double

    Bloodstock agent Pete Bradley, who co-owned 2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Dayatthespa, is back this year in the same race with Chilean champion Dacita and veteran Watsdachances.

  • Sunset Glow is seeking her first victory of 2015.

    Sunset Glow, Osaila Top Pin Oak Valley View

    Sunset Glow and Osaila, the 2-3 finishers from last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), head a field of 14 sophomore fillies for the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (gr. IIIT) Oct. 24 at Keeneland.

  • Fioretti

    Fioretti Breezes at Thoroughbred Center

    Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti, winner of Keeneland's Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) on Oct. 3 in her most recent start, worked five furlongs Oct. 21 at The Thoroughbred Center north of Lexington.

  • Beholder and trainer Richard Mandella at Keeneland Oct. 21.
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    Beholder Alert, 'Back in the Game'

    After being treated with antibiotics the 5-year-old racemare was bright and alert with her temperature back to normal again. She could train Oct. 22 or 23 at Keeneland.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Sale Session 2 Wrap

    Ian Tapp explains about how colts topped the day and provides numbers from session 2 of the Fasig-Tipton October Sale. Listen to thoughts from Clark Shepherd and Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Mutatis Mutandis worked a half-mile on the dirt in :48 1/5 under jockey Joe Bravo Oct. 20 at Keeneland.

    Mutatis Mutandis, Catch a Glimpse Breeze

    Chasemore Farm's Mutatis Mutandis, pointing for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) contender Catch a Glimpse both worked at Keeneland Oct. 20.

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    Breeders' Cup 'Not Ruled Out' for Beholder

    The 5-year-old racemare's white blood cell count was only slightly elevated, and the 101.3 degree temperature she had in the early morning hours of her first day in Kentucky was likely caused by shipping.

  • Ageless

    Ageless Still Possible for BC Turf Sprint

    Although winner Ageless is continuing to recover from an injury sustained in her dramatic victory in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes, the 6-year-old mare was pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT)

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    Beholder Misses Training Due to Fever

    Champion racemare Beholder missed her first day of training for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 20, when she spiked a slight temperature after shipping from California to Kentucky Oct. 19.

  • Fasig-Tipton October Sale Session 1 Wrap

    Ian Tapp reviews the numbers from the Fasig-Tipton October Sale of yearlings. Watch interviews with Dave Anderson, Mike Ryan and hear thoughts on the sale from Boyd Browning. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • KHRC Investigating Object Found at Keeneland

    It provided few details, but the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced Oct. 19 it is conducting an investigation into an object found in a test barn at Keeneland the previous day and is seeking the public's assistance.

  • Ordak Dan winning the 25 de Mayo (Arg-I)

    Ordak Dan Primed for BC Turf

    Argentina-bred Ordak Dan has settled in well at his temporary home in the Keeneland stable area and is ready to face a tough field in the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).

  • Beholder arrives at Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup.
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    Beholder Arrives at Keeneland

    Champion Beholder arrived in the bluegrass on a sun-splashed afternoon Oct. 19, 11 days before her engagement in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

  • Kitten's Point

    Kitten's Point Rallies to Take Dowager

    Augustin Stable's Kitten's Point found plenty of room along the rail in the stretch to rally past a determined Ceisteach and win the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

  • Exaggerator worked five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland Oct. 17.

    Exaggerator, Bobby's Kitten Work at Keeneland

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, one of two 2-year-olds who could give trainer Keith Desormeaux his second consecutive win in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland.