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Thursday, July 09 2009


Keeneland Announces 2009 Fall Stakes Schedule Worth $5.125 Million


Lexington, KY ( July 9, 2009) – Keeneland has scheduled 19 stakes worth $5.125 million for its 2009 fall race meeting, to be held October 9-31. Highlighting the fall stakes schedule is the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. William Shively’s Dixiana as the new sponsor for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity, and the elevation in graded status for the Thoroughbred Club of America, Woodford and Fayette Stakes.

Keeneland’s opening FallStars Weekend, October 9-11, will feature nine graded stakes, five of which are Grade 1 – the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades, for 2-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on Friday; Saturday’s $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile, for 3-year-olds and up, $500,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity, for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles and $400,000 First Lady, for older fillies and mares at one mile on the turf; and the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster, for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday.





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Wednesday, July 08 2009


Keeneland Lowers Commission Rate On RNAs for Upcoming Sales Season


Lexington, KY (July 8, 2009) – Keeneland officials announced today that the sales commission on horses which fail to meet their reserve (RNAs) will be lowered to 2.5 percent for the upcoming sales season. The sales commission for horses sold will remain 4.5 percent.

The lower rate will take effect immediately, spanning the 2009 September Yearling and November Breeding Stock Sales, and the 2010 January Horses of All Ages Sale. Commission rates will be reviewed annually following this season.





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Wednesday, July 01 2009


Keeneland Magazine Earns Top Prize At 2009 American Horse Publications Awards Dinner


Lexington, KY (June 30, 2009) – Keeneland magazine, published quarterly by Blood-Horse Publications, was recognized with the top award for general excellence at the 2009 American Horse Publications (AHP) annual awards program, held June 27 in New Orleans.

Published by Blood-Horse Publications since the spring of 2000, Keeneland magazine showcases the distinctive charm of Keeneland, as well as the unique treasures of Central Kentucky and the Thoroughbred industry.





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Tuesday, June 23 2009


Keeneland To Host Nine Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races


Lexington, Ky. (June 22, 2009)— Keeneland will host nine Breeders’ Cup Challenge races during its 17-day fall meeting, which begins Friday, October 9.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a series of automatic qualifying races for the $25.5 million 2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. A record 62 races in seven countries comprise the series.



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Wednesday, June 10 2009


Overbrook Farm to Disperse Thoroughbred Stock


Lexington, Ky. (June 9, 2009)—Overbrook Farm, founded and developed by the late William T. Young into one of North America’s most successful breeding establishments, announced today that it will completely disperse its Thoroughbred yearlings, breeding stock and the majority of its horses in training, beginning at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale.

“Over a period of more than 30 years my father developed Overbrook Farm into one of the most successful and respected breeding operations in the world,” said Bill Young Jr. “The decision to disperse is a personal one that came after a great deal of thought. I simply don’t have the same passion for the Thoroughbred sport that my father did, despite my respect for the business.”





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Friday, May 22 2009


Ted Bassett Autobiography Goes to a Second Printing


Lexington, KY (May 20, 2009) – Keeneland’s Ted Bassett: My Life, the autobiography of longtime Keeneland executive James E. “Ted” Bassett III, is going to a second printing. Having been released only seven weeks ago, the first printing of the book has almost entirely sold out.

“Ted’s book has been a tremendous critical and commercial success,” said Stephen M. Wrinn, director of the University Press of Kentucky, publisher of the autobiography. “It’s one of our best selling titles this year, and we believe it’s destined to have a long life in the marketplace.”





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Thursday, April 30 2009


Mark Maronde, Dr. Johnny Mac Smith Join Keeneland Sales Staff


Lexington, KY (April 30, 2009) – Keeneland officials today announced two new additions to its sales staff – Mark Maronde as Sales Account Executive and Dr. Johnny Mac Smith DVM as a member of the yearling inspection team.

Maronde joins Keeneland from WinStar Farm, where he has worked in the bloodstock division since 2004. Maronde brings more than 20 years of experience in the Thoroughbred industry to his position at Keeneland, where he will assist in sales recruiting and marketing.





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Wednesday, April 29 2009


Keeneland September Yearling Sale Yields 13 Kentucky Derby Entrants


Lexington, KY (April 29, 2009) – The 2007 Keeneland September Yearling Sale has yielded 13 of the 20 horses entered today in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

The group includes co-second choices on the morning line, Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Pioneerof the Nile and Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Dunkirk, who was sold for the sale-topping price of $3.7 million; Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Friesan Fire; Toyota Blue Grass (G1) winner General Quarters and runner-up Hold Me Back; and UAE 2000 Guineas (G3) winner Desert Party.





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Tuesday, April 28 2009


Keeneland Spring Meeting Attendance Third-Highest in Track History


Lexington, KY (April 27, 2009) – Keeneland concluded its 2009 spring race meeting, held April 3-24, with total attendance of 240,755, the third-highest in track history, and an increase in average daily on-track wagering.

Despite one less day of racing, total attendance for the 15-day meet was off just 1.2 percent from last year’s total of 243,606 for the 16-day meeting. The Keeneland record of 244,145 was set during the 2006 spring meeting.





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Saturday, April 25 2009


Keeneland Spring Meeting Produces Third-Highest Total Attendance


Lexington, KY (April 24, 2009) – Keeneland realized total attendance of 240,755 – the third-highest in track history – for its 2009 spring race meeting, held April 3-24.

Total attendance for the 15-day meet was off just 1.1 percent from last year’s total of 243,606 for the 16-day meeting. The Keeneland record of 244,145 was set during the 2006 spring meeting.





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Spice Route Scores Mild Upset In Fifth Third Elkhorn


Lexington, Ky. (April 24, 2009)—Spice Route (GB) won the $200,000, Grade 2 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes Friday at Keeneland, upsetting heavily favored Champs Elysees (GB) and spoiling the 10-year-old debut of multi-millionaire Better Talk Now.

The 5-year-old son of King’s Best took the lead with an eighth of a mile remaining in the 1 1/2-mile turf race under Rene Douglas en route to a two-length victory. Time for the race on the firm turf was 2:29.23.





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Friday, April 24 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Friday, April 24, 2009


BETTER TALK NOW BEGINS NINTH SEASON IN CLOSING-DAY FIFTH THIRD ELKHORN

Trainer Graham Motion had to laugh when he told a story about Bushwood Stables LLC’s Better Talk Now.

“Somebody asked me yesterday if he’s retired,” Motion said, “and I said, ‘No, he’s running tomorrow.”





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