Wednesday, April 01 2009


Keeneland’s Spring Meet Now Available On All Major Wagering Platforms


Lexington, KY (March 31, 2009) – Keeneland officials announced today that, for the first time, wagering on the track’s upcoming spring race meeting will be available on all major North American betting platforms.

Customers will be able to wager on Keeneland’s spring meet, to be held April 3-24, via TVG, TwinSpires.com, XpressBet or YouBet. Racing will be streamed live on each website, as well as at Keeneland.com. Fans are encouraged to look for Keeneland-related special promotions.





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Monday, March 30 2009


Riders Up! For a Good Cause at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (March 30, 2009) – “American Idol” watch out.

On April 17, several Keeneland jockeys and retired riding legends will perform in Riders Up!, a karaoke-style talent competition presented by Keeneland and the Jockeys’ Guild to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund. Lexington’s own Tony-nominated actress Laura Bell Bundy will host the show.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Monday, March 30, 2009


HOOH WHY WORKS HALF-MILE FOR ASHLAND

Derby Daze Farms and Mark Hoffman’s consistent Hooh Why put in her final major work for a probable start in Saturday’s $400,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) on Monday morning. She went a half-mile in :49.60 with a five-furlong out time of 1:02 with Miguel Mena up.

Hooh Why arrived at Keeneland on Thursday night after spending the past two months at Santa Anita in the care of trainer Carla Gaines. Donna Dupuy, who was the trainer of record when Hooh Why broke her maiden at first asking last July at Arlington Park, will saddle Hooh Why at Keeneland.





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Thursday, March 26 2009


Keeneland Post Time 1:05 P.M. (ET) for Spring Meet


Lexington, KY (March 26 , 2009) – Keeneland has announced that post time for the first race will be 1:05 p.m. (ET) during its spring race meeting, to be held April 3-24. Post time has previously been 1:10 p.m.

“We changed the post time as part of a cooperative effort between Keeneland, NYRA and Gulfstream Park to stagger our races throughout the day so fans don’t miss any of the action,” said Keeneland President & CEO Nick Nicholson.





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Friday, March 20 2009


Champion Stardom Bound at Keeneland to Prepare for Ashland


Lexington, KY (March 20, 2009) – Champion Stardom Bound arrived at Keeneland on Wednesday, March 18, and will have her first breeze over the Polytrack on Saturday as she prepares for her next scheduled start in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes (G1) on April 4.

“That's what we're here for,” said trainer Rick Dutrow about the Ashland. Stardom Bound will make her first start for Dutrow in the Keeneland stakes, after having raced for trainer Bobby Frankel in her two previous races of 2009.





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Thursday, March 05 2009


Keeneland to Offer $10 General Admission Season Pass for Spring Meet


Lexington, KY (March 5, 2009) – Keeneland will offer fans a general admission season pass at an introductory price of $10 for its spring race meeting, to be held April 3-24.

Passes are on sale now at Keeneland.com for $10 (plus a $3 processing fee). The pass carries a value of $80 and is good for admission on all of Keeneland’s 15 spring race days, including Toyota Blue Grass Day, Saturday, April 11. The pass also is valid for Kentucky Derby Day at Keeneland, Saturday, May 2.





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Friday, February 27 2009


Keeneland Schedules “Live Money” Handicapping Contest


Lexington, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2009)—On Sunday, April 19, Keeneland will host the “Grade One Gamble,” a live money handicapping contest that will send three people to the 2010 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas.

The “Grade One Gamble” will be limited to players who pay a $3,000 entry fee of which $1,800 must be wagered on Keeneland’s nine-race program. The contest will be limited to 30 players.





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Champion Stardom Bound Leads 120 Ashland Stakes (G1) Nominations


Lexington, KY (February 27, 2009) – Stardom Bound, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and reigning two-year-old filly champion, headlines 120 nominees to Keeneland’s $400,000 Ashland Stakes (G1), scheduled for Saturday, April 4.

Run at 1 1/16 miles, the Ashland is a premier prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Since 1936, 31 fillies have used the Ashland as a steppingstone to victory in the Oaks. Last year, Proud Spell rebounded to win the Oaks off a third-place finish in the Ashland. Ashland winner, Little Belle, ran second by ¾ of a length in the Oaks.





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Champion Midshipman Headlines 183 Nominations to Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1)


Lexington, KY (February 26, 2009) – Godolphin Racing’s 2008 champion juvenile colt Midshipman highlights an all-star list of 183 three-year-olds nominated to Keeneland’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1), to be held Saturday, April 11.

The 1 1/8-mile Toyota Blue Grass, contested over Keeneland’s Polytrack surface, is one of the country’s richest preps for the Kentucky Derby (G1). Nineteen horses, including most recently Street Sense in 2007, have used the Blue Grass as a steppingstone to victory in the Derby. Counted among this year’s 183 nominations – the most in more than two decades – are many of the nation’s top Triple Crown contenders.





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Thursday, February 19 2009


Keeneland Catalogs 212 Juveniles For 2009 April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale


Lexington, KY (February 18, 2009) – Keeneland has cataloged 212 juveniles for its April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale, to be held Monday and Tuesday evenings, April 6-7. Sessions begin at 7 p.m. ET. The Preview Show will be held Thursday, April 2, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

A PDF version of the April Sale catalog will be available February 20 at Keeneland.com; print catalogs will be mailed the week of March 2. The entire sale as well as Preview Show works will be streamed live at Keeneland.com





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Thursday, February 12 2009


Keeneland Rated #1 By Horseplayers Association of North America


Lexington, KY (February 12, 2009) – The Horseplayers Association of North America (HANA) has ranked Keeneland first among 65 of the continent’s top racetracks in its inaugural Track Rating System.

HANA is a grassroots, not-for-profit group comprised of more than 500 horseplayers with a combined handle of approximately $30 million annually.





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Friday, January 23 2009


Keeneland Schedules 17 Stakes Worth $3.8 Million


Lexington, Ky. (January 23, 2009)—Seventeen stakes races worth a total of $3.8 million will be run during Keeneland’s spring meeting, beginning April 3 and continuing through April 24.

Highlighting the schedule are the $750,000, Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday, April 11, and the $400,000, Grade 1 Ashland Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday, April 4.





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