HIGH MARKS FOR KEENELAND’S FIRST BREEDERS’ CUP; KEENELAND RECORD ATTENDANCE; HANDLE FIGURES FLAT WITH 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. (October 31, 2015) – Racing fans could not be blamed if they were asking what took so long after a spectacular renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s history-making win in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, in its inaugural homecoming to iconic Keeneland Race Course, in the heart of the Thoroughbred industry in Central Kentucky. Read more
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LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 30, 2015) – R3 Racing’s Bailoutbobby made a sweeping move on the far turn and drew off to win the eighth running of the $200,000 Marathon (G2) by 5 1/4 lengths over Majestic Harbor before a crowd of 44,947 on the opening day of the 32nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Read more
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Lexington, KY – Oct. 29, 2015 – When 15 horses qualified for the jump-off during the $130,000 CP Grand Prix, presented by Copernicus Stables, at the CP National Horse Show, it was clear that it would require more than just scope to win the day. For Kent Farrington, the need for speed paid off because his mount Willow is always ready to race. The duo’s faultless and fast jump-off round topped the leaderboard, with Japan’s Karen Polle taking home third on With Wings, while Laura Kraut and Deauville S rounded out the top three. Read more
Favored Falling Sky Grinds Out Victory in Lafayette Presented by Keeneland Select on Prelude to the Cup Day
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 29, 2015) – Newtown Anner Stud and Joseph Bulger’s Falling Sky surged past Doubledown Again in the shadow of the wire by a half-length to win the 72nd running of the $100,000 Lafayette Presented by Keeneland Select for 3-year-olds and up on Thursday before a sun-drenched Prelude to the Cup crowd of 11,818. Read more
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Bob Ehalt
It’s a term that has been around in sports for decades.
Breeders’ Cup 2015Yet in horse racing, it came into being nearly five months ago.
It was the morning of June 7, 2015, less than 24 hours after American Pharoah had captured the Belmont Stakes to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Read more