Thursday, April 11 2013
Full Field Signs on for Saturday’s 89th Running of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1)
LEXINGTON, KY (April 10, 2013) – A full field of 14 horses plus one also-eligible passed the entry box Wednesday morning for Saturday’s 89th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.
Wednesday, April 03 2013
Keeneland Barn Notes April 3, 2013
TESSERON WORKS TOWARD POSSIBLE START IN TOYOTA BLUE GRASS
• BROWN ALMIGHTY RETURNS TO THE TURF IN FRIDAY’S TRANSYLVANIA
• GALLOPING OUT
Thursday, January 17 2013
Keeneland 2013 Spring Stakes Schedule Worth $3.625 Million
LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 17, 2013) – Keeneland will offer 16 stakes worth $3.625 million for its 2013 spring race meeting, headlined by the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), for colts and fillies, respectively, with classic aspirations.
The 16-day spring meeting will be held April 5-26, and features racing Wednesdays through Sundays. Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. ET. Fifteen of the spring’s 16 stakes are graded, highlighted by five Grade 1 events. Half of the stakes will be run on Polytrack and half contested on turf.
Saturday, November 17 2012
Strong Trade, Stable Market Define Keeneland November Sale
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 16, 2012) – Demand for quality broodmares and strong participation from both foreign and domestic buyers, particularly at the top levels of the market, generated solid business trade throughout Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which concluded Friday.
Gross sales for the 11-day auction, held November 6-16, totaled $143,025,600 for the sale of 2,414 horses, for an average of $59,248 and a median price of $22,000. Last year, 2,554 horses brought $208,511,200, for an average of $81,641 and a median of $24,000.
Sunday, November 11 2012
Atrea Tops Saturday Session
Full Sister to Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Winner In Lingerie Brings Second-Highest Price
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 10, 2012) –Atrea, out of the Capote mare New Dice and from the family of Get Lucky that has produced grade 1 winner Girolamo, Grade 2 winner Daydreaming and 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, topped Saturday’s session of the 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale. The five-year-old Storm Cat mare, in foal to Flatter, sold for $435,000 to Glen Hill Farm. She was consigned by Lane’s End, as agent.
Thursday, November 08 2012
Pure Clan Brings $4.5 Million to Top Day 2 of Keeneland November Sale
Changing Skies (IRE) Sells for $4.2 Million
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 7, 2012) – Elite young mares and broodmare prospects continued to be highly prized during the second day of selling at Keeneland’s November Breeding Stock Sale, which was headlined by the sale of graded stakes winners Pure Clan and Changing Skies (IRE) for $4.5 million and $4.2 million, respectively.
Friday, November 02 2012
Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale Begins Tuesday
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 1, 2012) – Keeneland’s 2012 November Breeding Stock Sale – internationally renowned as the premier auction of its kind – will kick off Tuesday, November 6, at 10 a.m. ET.
The entire 11-day sale, which runs through November 16, will be streamed live on Keeneland’s website, Keeneland.com.
Sunday, October 28 2012
Newsdad Rallies to Two-Length Victory in Fayette
LEXINGTON, KY (October 27, 2012) – James Karp’s Newsdad closed from seventh in a field of 10 at the head of the stretch to wear down Take Charge Indy and win the 55th running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2) by two lengths over Nikki’s Sandcastle before a closing-day crowd of 14,737 at Keeneland on Saturday.
Newsdad was ridden to victory by Julien Leparoux, who became the first jockey in the history of the race to win in three consecutive years. Leparoux won on Successful Dan in 2010 and Wise Dan in 2011.
Keeneland Barn Notes
• SUM OF THE PARTS WORKS TOWARD XPRESSBET BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT START
• WILLCOX INN, OSCAR PARTY IN FINAL WORKS FOR BREEDERS’ CUP
• 30 BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTERED HORSES RACED/TRAINED AT KEENELAND THIS FALL
• GALLOPING OUT
• FALL MEET LEADERS
Saturday, October 27 2012
Sweet Cassiopeia Takes Hermitage Purse at Keeneland
LEXINGTON, KY (October 26, 2012) – Dan Considine and Steve Snowden’s Sweet Cassiopeia emerged from a tight pack of horses in upper stretch and went on to win the featured $59,000 Hermitage Purse for fillies and mares by a neck over Queen’s Award before a crowd of 12,247 on Friday afternoon at Keeneland.
Trained by Bill Connelly and ridden by Corey Lanerie, who posted his third victory of the afternoon, Sweet Cassiopeia covered the 6½ furlongs on the main track in 1:15.65.
Friday, October 26 2012
Keeneland Barn Notes - Friday, October 26, 2012
• ANIMAL KINGDOM WORKS FIVE FURLONGS IN 1:02.60 FOR BREEDERS’ CUP MILE (includes work video)
• FIVE OTHER BREEDERS’ CUP PRE-ENTRIES WORK FRIDAY (includes work videos)
• GALLOPING OUT
• CLOSING DAY SPECIAL EVENTS
• FALL MEET LEADERS
Unlatch Wins Machmer Hall Purse at Keeneland
LEXINGTON, KY (October 25, 2012) – Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Unlatch pulled away from Grand Arch in deep stretch to win the featured $52,000 Machmer Hall Purse for 3-year-olds and up by 1¼ lengths before a Thursday afternoon crowd of 10,891 at Keeneland.
Trained by Al Stall Jr. and ridden by Brian Hernandez, Unlatch covered the mile on a firm turf course in 1:37.19.