For a second straight year Churchill Downs registered an increase in total pari-mutuel handle for its 38-day spring meet.
Total and average handle on Gulfstream Park's live races was up during the 59-day spring meet, which concluded June 30.
Keeneland concluded its spring meeting April 29 and reported gains in attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.
For the second consecutive year, Keeneland's premier 3-year-old races, the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Central Bank Ashland (gr. I), lead five stakes run on opening Saturday of the spring meet.
Santa Anita Park's 39-day spring meet concluded June 28 with gains in both on-track attendance and overall pari-mutuel handle.
With only four days left of the Churchill Downs spring meet, the race for the meet's riding title is neck and neck between defending leading rider Corey Lanerie and Julien Leparoux
Lenny Shulman reviews dominant performances of Kentucky Derby contenders and their prep races. Lenny also reviews Keeneland's Spring meet, including an interview with Bret Jones. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Farm. Watch Video
- By Claire Novak
Trainer Olly Stevens talks about Ashland Stakes (gr. I) contender Peace and War, who runs April 4 at Keeneland. watch video
Racing at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet will be broadcast live on national television, local radio networks, and Keeneland.com as part of wide-ranging coverage for race fans.
Keeneland announced April 28 that all-sources handle for the 15-day meet that ended April 25 totaled $141,119,476 compared to $161,990,603 wagered during the 16-day spring meet in 2013.
On the final Sunday morning of the 2013 Keeneland spring meet, there was still plenty of activity on the Keeneland backstretch. read blog
- By Tom LaMarra
Blue Grass winner Java's War is the latest horse to go last to first during the Keeneland spring meet. read blog
Charlie LoPresti talks about Wise Dan and Successful Dan at Keeneland on 4/2/2013. watch video
- By Claire Novak
Claire Novak catches up with the connections of Wise Dan, Richard's Kid, Ramsey Farm, and Daisy Devine. read blog
Katie Mikolay Gensler joins Keeneland handicapper Mike Battaglia to provide live paddock commentary and selections at the spring meet. watch video
Tom LaMarra asks Keeneland director of racing Rogers Beasley how the Keeneland meet is looking. With emphasis on the Bluegrass Stakes and horse numbers for the Keeneland race card fields. watch video
Two purse increases and continued success with a night racing program highlighted the 38-day spring meet.
Churchill Downs has unveiled an $11 million stakes schedule for its 2008 spring and fall meets that features 45 stakes events - including a record 38 graded stakes races - headed by the 134th renewals of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
The $100,000-added Fort Harrod Stakes, to be run at 1 5/8-miles for 4-year-olds and up, has been added to the 2008 spring stakes schedule at Keeneland, the racing association announced Jan. 11.
One of North America's most lucrative stakes programs will be even richer for spring 2005, track officials at Keeneland announced Tuesday.
Nineteen stakes worth $3.675 million will be run during Keeneland's 15-day spring meet from April 4-25.
Hawthorne Race Course's spring meet continued to provide a popular turf racing "bridge" between winter/spring meets at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Park, and the meet that just began at Arlington Park.
Nineteen stakes worth $3.65 million will be offered during Keeneland's 16-day spring meet from April 5-26. Anchoring the rich stakes program are two grade I races -- the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass for 3-year-olds and the $500,000 Ashland Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.
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