Trainer Wesley Ward was at his Keeneland base the morning of June 26, overseeing his string that soon will include two recent stakes winners at the Royal Ascot meet in King's Stand (G1) winner Lady Aurelia and Sandringham winner Con Te Partiro.
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|October 6||Darley Alcibiades S||$400,000g||2yo, f||8.5f|
|October 6||Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix||$250,000g||3&up,||6f|
|October 7||Claiborne Breeders' Futurity||$500,000g||2yo,||8.5f|
|October 7||Shadwell Turf Mile||$1,000,000g||3&up,||8f T|
|October 7||Thoroughbred Club of America S||$250,000g||3&up, f/m||6f|
|October 7||Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select||$200,000g||3&up,||5.5f T|
|October 7||First Lady S||$400,000g||3&up, f/m||8f T|
|October 8||Dixiana Bourbon S||$250,000g||2yo,||8.5f T|
|October 8||Juddmonte Spinster S||$500,000g||3&up, f/m||9f|
|October 11||JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S||$150,000g||2yo, f||8.5f T|
|October 13||Buffalo Trace Franklin County S||$100,000g||3&up, f/m||5.5f T|
|October 14||Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End||$500,000g||3yo, f||9f T|
|October 19||Sycamore S||$100,000g||3&up,||12f T|
|October 20||Pin Oak Valley View S||$150,000g||3yo, f||8.5f T|
|October 21||Lexus Raven Run S||$250,000g||3yo, f||7f|
|October 22||Rood & Riddle Dowager S||$125,000g||3&up, f/m||12f T|
|October 28||Hagyard Fayette S||$200,000g||3&up,||9f|
Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million.
For the first time in some 30 years, Keeneland has tweaked the commission structure for all of its auctions.
Trainer Wesley Ward sent out 11 workers in five separate groups the morning of June 5 on Keeneland's turf course, headed by European champion Lady Aurelia who is bound for Royal Ascot a second straight year.
Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward sent out seven runners May 30, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for works over the turf course in preparation for stakes at Royal Ascot in England in June.
European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on a firm turf course the morning of May 23 at the Lexington oval as she continues training toward a start in the June 20 King's Stand (G1).
Ward sent out six contenders for half-mile works over the firm turf course at Lexington in preparation for Royal Ascot next month.
Illinois Derby (G3) winner Multiplier and Stonestreet Lexington Stakes (G3) winner Senior Investment both turned in their final works at Keeneland May 14 for the May 20 Preakness Stakes (G1).
Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.
Kentucky agriculture commissioner Ryan Quarles and some horse industry leaders welcomed an official veterinary team from the People's Republic of China this month in a visit that could help open China to the export of horses from the United States.
As owner Brad Grady relayed Girvin's :59 3/5 time for his five furlong breeze April 29 at Keeneland, gathered friends and family let out a relieved cheer.
Keeneland successfully concluded its 2017 spring meet April 28 as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events, and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering.
Calumet Farm's 16-1 longshot Quiet Business took command in the final furlong to win the 1 1/2-mile Bewitch Stakes (G3T) on closing day of the track's spring meet April 28.
Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) winner Irap breezed one mile at Keeneland April 28 in 1:44 1/5 under Julien Leparoux.
Brad Grady's Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Girvin is currently battling a quarter crack in his right front foot but his connections are still hopeful the son of Tale of Ekati can run in the May 6 Kentucky Derby (G1).
This week is a stakes report of the 1965 Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland, which was split into divisions won by Justakiss and Ole Liz. At the time, the Bewitch was for 2-year-old fillies. Following is a BloodHorse staff report from the May 1, 1965 issue.
The turf marathon niche has proven one that suits Jed Cohen's Itsinthepost as the bay gelding scored his second straight graded triumph when he captured the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (G2T) by 1 1/4 lengths over Charming Kitten.
- By BloodHorse Staff
- Thoroughbred Racing, Northeast Region, Midwest Region, West Region, Mid-Atlantic Region
Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. This week we have big stakes cards at Charles Town and Laurel Park, a pair of graded stakes at Santa Anita Park, and more.
After making her connections sweat, Unbridled Mo allowed them to celebrate as the 4-year-old bay filly turned back Power of Snunner in the lane en route to taking the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (G3) by three-quarters of a length.
Irap, who broke his maiden with a three-quarter-length win in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) April 8, put in his first move since that shocker, working a mile in 1:44 at Keeneland Friday morning.