Sunday, October 14 2012


Dayatthespa Wins Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup


Dayatthespa Holds Off All Challengers to Win Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (October 13, 2012) – Jerry Frankel, Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dayatthespa went to the lead at the break and fended off all challengers to win the 29th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1) for 3-year-old fillies by two lengths over Centre Court before a crowd of 28,337 on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.





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Saturday, October 13 2012


Barn Notes for Saturday, October 13


• SOMALI LEMONADE TAKES ON FAMILIAR RIVALS
IN QE II
• GOLDEN TICKET WORKS TOWARD BREEDERS’ CUP
• TOP TWO BUFFALO TRACE FRANKLIN COUNTY
FINISHERS EXIT RACE WELL
• ATTENDANCE HIGH FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP DAY
• FIELD FOR THURSDAY’S SYCAMORE TAKES SHAPE
• GALLOPING OUT
• WORK TAB
• FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• FALL MEET LEADERS





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Madame Giry Cruises to Victory in Buffalo Trace Franklin County


LEXINGTON, KY (October 12, 2012) – Nutmeg Stable’s Madame Giry rushed past Bounding Bi at the eighth pole and drew off to a 2 ½-length victory in the 16th running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County for fillies and mares before a crowd of 19,052 on Friday afternoon at Keeneland.

The victory was the fifth straight for Madame Giry, all under jockey Eddie Castro, and gave trainer Cam Gambolati his first victory at Keeneland. Madame Giry covered the 5 ½ furlongs on a firm turf course in 1:03.12.





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Keeneland Sales Grads Compete in Top Turf Stakes This Weekend


LEXINGTON, KY (October 12, 2012) – Keeneland sales graduates abound in a graded stakes this weekend, many of which will be contested on the turf. Sunday’s card at Woodbine features four stakes including Al Khali in the Pattison Candadian International (G1) and Moment of Majesty and Stars to Shine in the E.P. Taylor (G1).
Saturday, October 13
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.(G1), $400,000, Keeneland, 3YO fillies, 9f (turf)

Stephanie's Kitten, 3YOFillyby Kitten's Joy - Unfold the Rose by Catienus($30000, KEE SEP YRLG 10, Consignor - Legacy Bloodstock, agent) O - Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey; B - Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey; T - Catalano Wayne M.





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Barn Notes for Friday, October 12th


• BREEDERS’ CUP REMAINS ON RADAR FOR JPMORGAN CHASE JESSAMINE RUNNER-UP KITTEN’S POINT
• “PLEASANT SURPRISE” FOR GAMBOLATI GOES FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE VICTORY TODAY
• BEAUMONT WINNER GYPSY ROBIN HEADLINES 30 NOMINATIONS TO LEXUS RAVEN RUN
• LEADING ASTRAY, MISS CATO TOP 42 NOMINEES TO PIN OAK VALLEY VIEW
• TOP FOUR KENTUCKY TURF CUP FINISHERS MARQUEE NOMINEES TO SYCAMORE
• BIZZY CAROLINE TOPS 24 NOMINEES FOR ROOD & RIDDLE DOWAGER
• GALLOPING OUT
• FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• FALL MEET LEADERS





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Friday, October 12 2012


$150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G3)


Dale Romans (winning trainer of Moonwalk)

“You just don’t know with all these horses. She’s doing good and she can run, so we’ll give her a shot. She showed how much she can run.”

On whether she will make her next start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

“I don’t know why we wouldn’t. I’ll talk to (Spendthrift Farm owner) Mr. (B. Wayne) Hughes and (farm general manager) Ned (Toffey) about it, but I don’t know why we wouldn’t. You have a free roll.”





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Moonwalk Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth


Moonwalk Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth
with JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Victory

LEXINGTON, KY (October 11, 2012) – Spendthrift Farm’s homebred Moonwalk, dismissed at 36-1 odds, held off Kitten’s Point by a nose to win the 22nd running of the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (Grade 3) for 2-year-old fillies before a crowd of 10,051 at Keeneland.





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Thursday, October 11 2012


College Scholarship Day at Keeneland – Friday, October 12


Thousands of students from colleges and universities in Kentucky and neighboring states will be at Keeneland on Friday, October 12, for one of the track’s most popular promotions – College Scholarship Day.

Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association will partner to give away ten $1,000 scholarships to full-time students. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded after each race.





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Field of Eight For Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup


Samitar, Stephanie’s Kitten Headline Field of Eight For Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (October 10, 2012) – Grade 1 winners Samitar (GB) and Stephanie’s Kitten headline a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 29th running of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1).

The QE II will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 5:21 p.m. (ET) post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m.





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Keeneland Wins 5th International Simulcast Award


LEXINGTON, KY (October 10, 2012) – Keeneland Association earned its fifth International Simulcast Award, tying with Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto for first place at the 20th annual International Simulcasting Conference, held recently in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

The Simulcast Award honors excellence in the presentation of a racetrack’s live race product to its simulcast outlets. A panel of five judges selected the winners as best among 12 North American racetracks entered for consideration.




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Tuesday, October 09 2012


Keeneland Barn Notes October 9, 2012


• BUFFALO TRACE FRANKLIN COUNTY ATTRACTS OVERFLOW FOR FRIDAY
• EIGHT FILLIES DEEMED LIKELY FOR SATURDAY’S QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP
• HOMEBRED ZIP CASH BACK COULD GIVE McCAULEYS BREEDERS’ CUP SHOT
• REWARDS APLENTY ON MAKE-A-WISH DAY
• FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• 2012 FALL MEET LEADERS





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Monday, October 08 2012


Keeneland Barn Notes October 8, 2012


-IN LINGERIE EXITS JUDDMONTE SPINSTER WIN IN GOOD ORDER; BREEDERS’ CUP DECISION TODAY
• NOMINATIONS TO 4 STAKES CLOSE WEDNESDAY
• GALLOPING OUT
• WORK TAB
• FALL MEET SPECIAL EVENTS
• FALL 2012 MEET LEADERS





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