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

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