G.O.A.T. Statue

A towering bronze sculpture of 1973 Triple Crown Winner SECRETARIAT was unveiled October 12th at Keeneland Race Track as part of the 11th annual SECRETARIAT Festival in Lexington. Designed by artist Jocelyn Russell (pictured on left), the statue captures Big Red Winning the 1973 Kentucky Derby under jockey Ron Turcotte. It was temporarily displayed outside the track’s sales pavilion.  The statue moved to its permanent location at Old Frankfort … Continue reading G.O.A.T. Statue

Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup

Keeneland Race Course will host the 36th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 dollar Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on Saturday.  It is the ninth race on a card of ten, with a scheduled Post Time of 5:30. The Queen herself has a filly running in the nine-furlong turf route, as she sends MAGNETIC CHARM to the gate with jockey Florent Geroux wearing the royal silks. … Continue reading Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup

Futurity Choices

Here is the field for the Grade 1, $500,000 dollar Futurity Stakes at Keeneland Saturday afternoon.  It is race number nine, and has a scheduled Post Time of 5:40 eastern time. 1.  TAP IT TO WIN  ML 3-1  Jockey: Tyler Gafalione  Trainer: Mark Casse 2.  BY YOUR SIDE  ML 6-1  Jockey: Corey Lanerie  Trainer: Eddie Kenneally 3.  LIFE ON THE ROAD  ML 12-1  Jockey: Shaun Bridgemohan  Trainer: Steve Asmussen 4.  KING THEO  ML 15-1  Jockey: Flavien Prat  Trainer: … Continue reading Futurity Choices

The Breeders’ Futurity

The feature race this Saturday at Keeneland Race Course is the $500,000, Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity.  This a Win and You’re In Challenge Series race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile next month at Santa Anita Park. What does it take to win the Breeders’ Futurity?  A good horse, that much is certain. Four of the last five winners have gone on to finish 1st, 2nd, … Continue reading The Breeders’ Futurity

Keeneland Fall Meet

The 2019 Fall Meet at Keeneland Race Track, in Lexington, Kentucky begins Friday, October 4th.  It is a 17 day racing celebration, featuring some of the finest Thoroughbred racing in North America that kicks off with the blockbuster Fall Stars Weekend, featuring nine of the meet’s 10 Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In races. The Fall Meet runs from October 4th through the 26th with racing … Continue reading Keeneland Fall Meet