Keeneland: 9 Breeders’ Cup preps on the agenda for opening week

Elate winning the Fleur de Lis Handicap (G2) - Coady Photography On a huge opening weekend of racing at Keeneland, nine “Win and You’re In” qualifiers for the November 1-2 Breeders’ Cup will be conducted. With the action spread across Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you won’t want to miss a single day of racing. To help you stay up to speed, here’s a quick rundown of all Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup preps, including race numbers and post times (all [...]

Keeler Johnson’s Picks and Plays for Keeneland Opening Weekend

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 [...]

Why I’m Betting Analyze It in the Shadwell Turf Mile

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 [...]

Miss Temple City Seeks Shadwell Turf Mile Repeat

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’ [...]

Keeneland’s First Million Dollar Stake: Shadwell Turf Mile

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 [...]