We look back at all the action from a huge weekend of Breeders' Cup preps including Shadwell Mile day from Keeneland, the Champagne at Belmont, the Santa Anita Sprint, and more!
Keeneland Photo Get ready, everyone! The much-anticipated Keeneland fall meet kicks off on Friday, and opening weekend is packed with top-class stakes races featuring some of the best horses in the country. With high-class competition, large fields, and low-takeout wagers, Keeneland is always popular among horsemen and handicappers alike. Looking to get in on the action? Here are a few prospective picks and plays to get you started…. Friday, October 5 Race 8: Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes [...]
Analyze It winning the Transylvania Stakes (gr. III) - Keeneland Photo Generally speaking, large fields with a half-dozen or more viable win contenders are the best betting events in the sport of horse racing, and if you cash an exotic wager like the trifecta or superfecta in such a competitive race, your reward will be a very large payoff. But of course, before you can cash, you have to identify the right horses. And some races—such as Saturday’s [...]
It took until the 31st running of the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) for Miss Temple City to become the first female to win the Keeneland feature. On Saturday she’s out to ensure the next gap is only one year. The Graham Motion-trained mare is the 3-1 morning-line favorite to win the Shadwell Turf Mile and make it three grade one victories against the boys at Keeneland. She also won the Maker’s 46 Mile last year. The race is a Breeders’ [...]
by Molly Jo Rosen It was recently announced that Keeneland has increased the purse of the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile will now be one million dollars. Sponsored by Shadwell Farm since 1999, the already-prestigious event becomes the Lexington, Kentucky track's first stake worth $1 million and will rank as one of North America’s richest races held at a mile on the turf. I had a chance to catch up with longtime Keeneland track announcer Kurt Becker to talk about what this means for racing and [...]