With trainer Joe Sharp riding alongside on a lead pony, Brad Grady’s Girvin, winner of the Risen Star (G2) and Louisiana Derby (G2) and the top point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1), jogged twice around the main track Monday morning before the renovation break.
LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 21, 2016) – Andre Pater’s Red Arrow, 2016, sold for $276,000, including buyer premium, following a spirited bidding duel be the highest-priced work at the fourth annual Sporting Art Auction, held Monday at Keeneland.
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 3, 2016) – Since its inaugural season 80 years ago, Keeneland has continued its founders’ goals of presenting the finest in Thoroughbred racing while serving the local community.
Fall Stars Weekend showcases Breeders’ Cup-bound horses; The Keeneland Shopdebuts Merchandise Pavilion; community-related special events scheduled
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 3, 2016) – Keeneland celebrates its 80th anniversary of racing when the 2016 Fall Meet gets underway Friday, Oct. 7. The 17-day meet opens with Keeneland’s prestigious Fall Stars Weekend, when many of racing’s most celebrated horses make their final starts before next month’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita, and continues the excitement through closing day Oct. 29 with top-quality racing, engaging special events, a new Merchandise Pavilion and an expansive social and digital media presence.
KEENELAND, Lexington, Ky(Sept. 30) A week before Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet begins, fields are taking shape for next weekend’s Falls Stars Weekend that is highlighted by nine graded stakes – including five Grade 1 events – worth $3.7 million.
LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2016) – Robert Masterson’s brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion female turf runner who has earned more than $4 million and won eight consecutive races, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend on Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Fall Meet.
Reddam Racing’s Nyquist, early favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), will have his final work in preparation for the classic on Friday, April 29, at Keeneland.
Special day of racing on the eve of World Championships
LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 28, 2015) – Fans have the opportunity to see Keeneland outfitted in Breeders’ Cup purple on Prelude to the Cup, Thursday, Oct. 29, a special day of racing on the eve of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Oct. 30-31.
Keeneland has carded nine races for Prelude Day, with the afternoon highlighted by the $100,000 Lafayette Presented by Keeneland Select for 3-year-olds and older at seven furlongs on the main track.
LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2015) – WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables’ Carpe Diem took command in upper stretch and cruised to a three-length victory over Danzig Moon in the 91st running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) before a crowd of 26,357 on Saturday.
Carpe Diem became the third horse to complete a sweep of the Breeders’ Futurity as a 2-year-old and the following spring’s Blue Grass, joining Round Table (1956-1957) and Dullahan
LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2015) – Qatar Racing’s Peace and War was made a lukewarm 3-1 morning-line favorite in a well-matched field of seven entered Tuesday for the 78th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles over the main track Saturday.
The race offers 170 points toward qualification to the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with 100 points going to the winner, a total that would ensure a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate in a field limited to the top 14 point earners.