Breeders’ Cup Security

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, announced a new partnership with Guardian Security, Kentucky’s premier security company dedicated to providing around-the-clock security services, to enhance equine safety and security measures for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup Group, with this new agreement reaffirms its ongoing commitment to ensuring the highest level of equine safety and integrity standards. … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Security

Breeders’ Cup Bombs

Over its 36-year history, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships has seen its share of upsets. Some, of course, were much bigger than others. Here’s a look back at two of the biggest surprises in Breeders’ Cup history: The 2000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs looked like little more than a coronation for RIBOLETTA. The Brazilian-bred mare entered the race having Won six in a … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Bombs

Kentucky Knowledge

Today (October 19th) is National Kentucky Day. This in recognition of Kentucky becoming the 15th territory to be granted statehood, as well as the first state west of the Appalachian Mountains to enter the union. But that’s all ancient history. This year the Breeders’ Cup is coming back to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6th & 7th. So to celebrate horse racing’s World … Continue reading Kentucky Knowledge

Lucky 13 For Chad Brown ?

Trainer Chad Brown is preparing 13 probable starters for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Brown has Won four consecutive Eclipse Awards as North America’s leading trainer. He had three Breeders’ Cup Wins last year (raising his total to 15), culminated by the impressive Victory in The Turf by BRICKS AND MORTAR. The nations pre-eminent trainer on grass- Brown will not have an entrant in the … Continue reading Lucky 13 For Chad Brown ?

The Breeders Cup

Once the Triple Crown is complete (regardless of the order or calendar dates), racing fans then turn their attention to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. A two-day extravaganza of important stakes events for Thoroughbreds competing in various divisions according to age, sex, surface (dirt or turf) and distance. This years Breeders’ Cup is taking place at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6th … Continue reading The Breeders Cup

TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

For the first eight months of what began as an unbeaten 3-year-old campaign, TIZ THE LAW came out of each start in remarkably good shape. He started with a Win in the February 1st Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park. He then progressed with ensuing Grade 1 Victories in the Florida Derby, Belmont Stakes, and the Travers Stakes. He seemed to come out of those … Continue reading TIZ THE LAW To Pass On The Preakness

The Bluegrass Special

Saturday’s $600,000 dollar Bluegrass Stakes (G2) offers 170 qualifying points toward this year’s Kentucky Derby with 100 points going to the Winner, 40 to the runner-up, 20 to 3rd place and 10 points to 4th. The Blue Grass is race 9 on a card of 10, with a scheduled Post Time of 5:30.  So let’s take a look at the field.   1. SHIVAREE  [8-1]  … Continue reading The Bluegrass Special

Bluegrass By The Numbers

The 2020 Road to the Kentucky Derby continues its unprecedented summer tour with a stop this Saturday at a historic, picturesque locale that’s usually reserved for early spring competition – Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Postponed from April 4th, the $600,000, dollar Grade 2 Bluegrass Stakes offers 170 qualifying points for the September 5th Kentucky Derby, distributed on a 100-40-20-10 scale to the top … Continue reading Bluegrass By The Numbers

Keene Ridge Farm

Keene Ridge Farms lies in the heart of central Kentucky’s bucolic Thoroughbred breeding region, close to Keeneland Race Course. The 170-acre farm opened for business in 1994, and owner Ann Bakhaus has watched Keene Ridge grow into a respected operation that epitomizes small business savvy, astute breeding strategies, and a commitment toward caring for retirees- thoroughbreds that is. Bakhaus developed a love for horses and … Continue reading Keene Ridge Farm

The Fayette Stakes

The Grade 2, $200,000 dollar Fayette Stakes for 3-year-olds and up, which is run at a mile and eighth on the dirt, is set for Saturday as the final stakes race of Keeneland‘s fall meet. The Fayette attracted a field of 10 and includes some familiar names from the Older Male division as well as the Triple Crown series, along with an intriguing outsider who is riding … Continue reading The Fayette Stakes