Wednesday, April 17 2013


Keeneland Barn Notes April 17, 2013


• PURE FUN CHALLENGES THE BOYS IN SATURDAY’S COOLMORE LEXINGTON
• SENSIBLE LADY, EXTRAVAGANZA HEAD FIELD OF 10 FOR SATURDAY’S GIANT’S CAUSEWAY
• HILLIARD LYONS DOUBLEDOGDARE MARKS POLYTRACK RETURN FOR INGLORIOUS
• SUCCESSFUL DAN TO MAKE 2013 DEBUT IN SUNDAY’S BEN ALI
• IT’S A RECALL! GENERAL ELECTION GETS CHANCE TO MAKE AMENDS IN COOLMORE LEXINGTON
• VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH TEAM VALOR’S BARRY IRWIN, TRAINER KEN McPEEK
• UPCOMING SPRING MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• KEENELAND SPRING MEET LEADERS





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Monday, April 15 2013


$150,000 Beaumont Stakes Quotes


Christina Jelm (assistant to Jerry Hollendorfer, winning trainer of Ciao Bella Luna)

“She shipped (to Keeneland from California) beautifully. She settled right in, and she’s been very comfortable. It’s been great to get her back on the synthetic surface. Jerry and racing manager Mark Cornett have found her niche, I think.”





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Saturday, April 13 2013


$750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) Quotes


Ken McPeek (winning trainer of Java’s War)

On scoring his second victory in the race
“This isn’t about me. Mr. Fipke (breeder and owner Charles E. Fipke) puts a lot of money in this game. He breeds a lot of really quality mares. He really studies it. He bred a really nice horse, and we’re fortunate to have it in our hands. Yeah, it’s fun for me, but listen he’s the one who put up the dough and I’m thrilled for him.”





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$100,000 Shakertown Stakes (G3)


Garrett Gomez (winning jockey)

“(Trainer) Darrin (Miller) did a great job with him. He’s a really classy individual. Real push-button like (Miller) told me in the paddock. I just kinda let him get upon his feet and come home.”





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2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan Returns to Win Maker’s 46 Mile


LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2013) – Morton Fink’s reigning Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, repulsed a challenge from defending champion Data Link to win the 25th running of the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1) by a length before a crowd of 15,406 on a brisk Friday afternoon at Keeneland.





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Friday, April 12 2013


Keeneland Barn Notes - Friday, April 12, 2013


FOOTBRIDGE TAKES BIG JUMP FROM MAIDEN VICTORY TO GRADE 1 TOYOTA BLUE GRASS
• CECIL MAKES RARE KEENELAND APPEARANCE FOR TWO SATURDAY STAKES
• RAMSEYS TAKE AIM ON OWNERS WIN MARK
• VIDEO INTERVIEWS WITH OWNER KEN RAMSEY AND TRAINER EDDIE KENNEALLY
• TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WEEK SPECIAL EVENTS
• TOYOTA BLUE GRASS CONTENDER LISTING
• 2013 SPRING MEET LEADERS





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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.





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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





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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.





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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.





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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.





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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.





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