Keyword: Polytrack

  • Hard Spun winning the 2007 Lanes End Stakes

    Hard Spun's Success Puts Jensen in Spiral

    Larry and Cindy Jones' homebred colt Jensen isn't nominated to the Triple Crown, but he will attempt to follow in the footsteps of his broodmare sire, Hard Spun, in the April 2 Spiral Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway.

  • Keeneland Seeks Dismissal of Dickinson Suit

    Keeneland Association has filed a motion in federal court seeking dismissal of a lawsuit filed against the Lexington racing and sales entity by Tapeta Footings founder and trainer Michael Dickinson.

  • Surgical Strike wins the John Battaglia Memorial.

    Surgical Strike Sweeps By, Takes Battaglia

    Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's homebred Surgical Strike appears headed to the Spiral Stakes (gr. III) after a come-from-behind victory in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes March 12 at Turfway Park.

  • American Pharoah galloped 2 1/2 times around the five-furlong Keeneland training track.

    American Pharoah Gallops on Training Track

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received his first look at a Keeneland track Oct. 29, though it was not the surface he'll race on in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31.

  • The Great War

    The Great War Back for More in Battaglia

    The Great War, a blowout winner of the 96ROCK Stakes in his 2015 debut, will take the next step at Turfway Park when he faces 10 other 3-year-olds in the $125,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes Feb. 28 at the Kentucky track.

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    Keeneland Handle Improves Saturday, Sunday

    The opening weekend at Keeneland, which marked a return to a dirt racing main track for the first time since the spring of 2006, saw steady attendance and on-track wagering but total handle declined 5.7%.

  • Horse Racing at Keeneland

    Keeneland Names New Track Superintendent

    Javier Barajas, a veteran trackman with international experience managing dirt, turf and synthetic surfaces, has been named track superintendent for Keeneland, officials at the Lexington oval announced Aug. 5.

  • Keeneland

    Keeneland BC Bid in 'Due Diligence Phase'

    With industry sources indicating a 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland has a better-than-good chance of becoming reality, the president of the racetrack and auction company said April 30 it is in the due diligence phase.

  • The first race on the Keeneland Polytrack was on October 6, 2006.

    Reactions Mixed to Keeneland Track Plans

    There was no unanimity on reactions to the April 2 announcement by Keeneland that the iconic Lexington track would replace its synthetic Polytrack surface with a state-of-the-art dirt track later this year.

  • Keeneland to Replace Polytrack With Dirt

    Keeneland will remove its synthetic Polytrack surface at the end of the spring meet and return its main track to dirt before its fall meeting this October, the Lexington oval announced April 2.

  • Keeneland Files: Fall Stars Surprises

    Fall Stars weekend brought a bevy of surprises as favorites were felled in the major races and a record rainfall pelted Keeneland on the afternoon of Oct. 5.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet Begins With Momentum

    Keeneland officials are expecting a typical fall meet from a horse-population perspective, and that's a good thing given increasing competition for racehorses at tracks around the country.

  • Keeneland: No Plans to Ditch Polytrack

    Keeneland said Feb. 7 it has no intention to remove its Polytrack surface after this year's spring meet. The track responded to a request for comment based on rumors that have recently circulated.

  • And They're Off: Fall Foliage Edition

    Steve and Lenny dissect the Breeders' Cup races, the many upcoming prep races leading into the Breeders' Cup and a BC Maiden Special Weight as #16 for the card.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Del Mar Cancels Training Due to Surface Issue

    Del Mar canceled training on its main track the morning of July 22 when it was determined that there had been some separation of its Polytrack materials in the stretch area causing some inconsistencies in the surface makeup.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard

    Sheppard, Clement Offer Views on Industry

    The changing climate of the Thoroughbred industry and key areas of improvement were prominent topics of discussion by trainers Jonathan Sheppard and Christophe Clement at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club meeting.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine Prepared for Year of Change, Growth

    Woodbine begins its long meet April 2 with a focus on change, a strong purse structure and stakes schedule, and hope its expansion project gets off the ground.

  • Keeneland Officials Optimistic About Meet

    Keeneland will offer $3.65 million in purses for 16 stakes races, in addition to a variety of on-site events and new wagering and marketing initiatives.

  • Fatal Bullet seeks an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in the Phoenix.

    Fatal Bullet Takes Aim as Keeneland Opens

    Bear Stables' Fatal Bullet, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), returns to a synthetic surface in the grade III Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland for its Oct. 9 opening-day program.

  • Arlington Polytrack Upgrade Gets Good Review

    State-of-the-art track maintenance equipment in use for less than two weeks on Arlington's Polytrack course has already led to positive feedback from local horsemen.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Injuries Down in January

    A month after Turfway Park experienced eight catastrophic breakdowns during its 21-day holiday meet, state veterinarian Dr. Bryce Peckham and Turfway president Bob Elliston were on hand at a Feb. 10 Kentucky Horse Racing Commission meeting in Lexington to present commissioners a much more positive report.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway to Continue Review of Polytrack

    Management at Turfway Park is continuing to be diligent in seeking answers to why the number of catastrophic (fatal) injuries doubled during the Northern Kentucky track's recent holiday meet.