$5,500 purchase California Angel now California-bound after Jessamine upset

Today’s Keeneland barn notes by track’s publicity department (Grace Clark photo above: Rafael Bejarano guided California Angel to victory over Diamond Wow and Turnerloose): CALIFORNIA IS NEXT STOP FOR JPMORGAN CHASE JESSAMINE WINNER CALIFORNIA ANGEL GAINES HOPING SCRIPT FLIPS IN CLOSING REMARKS’ FAVOR IN QUEEN ELIZABETH II CHALLENGE CUP PRESENTED BY DIXIANA UPCOMING POTENTIAL KEENELAND STAKES FIELDS GALLOPING OUT FALL […] Continue Reading

Campanelle to take on In Good Spirits in Buffalo Trace

Today’s media notes by Keeneland’s publicity department (Keeneland/Coady Photography photo above of In Good Spirits capturing the $600,000, G3 Keeneland Mint Ladies Sprint at Kentucky Downs.) CAMPANELLE (IRE) HEADS FIELD OF 12 FOR BUFFALO TRACE  LOBO PADS HIS BREEDERS’ CUP ROSTER WITH IN LOVE (BRZ)’S KEENELAND TURF MILE VICTORY NEXT START FOR CLAIBORNE BREEDERS’ FUTURITY WINNER RATTLE N ROLL UNDECIDED BROWN […] Continue Reading

Rattle N Roll powers to Breeders’ Futurity win; Bell’s the One is the one

Keeneland stakes recaps (photos by Keeneland/Coady Photography) Lucky Seven Stable’s Rattle N Roll made a sweeping move on the far turn and then rocketed by the field at the head of the stretch to draw off for a 4¼-length victory in the 108th running of the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) for 2-year-olds. By virtue of the victory, Rattle N […] Continue Reading

Achard earns first G1 as In Love takes Keeneland Turf Mile

By Keeneland’s publicity department (photos by Keeneland/Coady Photography) LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 9, 2021) – Bonne Chance Farm and Stud R D I’s In Love (BRZ) surged to the front just past the eighth pole and went on to post a 1½-length victory in the 36th running of the $750,000 Keeneland Turf Mile (G1). Also securing Grade 1 victories Saturday afternoon […] Continue Reading

A look at Keeneland’s FallStars Weekend stakes

Today’s Keeneland media notes (Coady Photography photo of Phoenix contender Just Might capturing Churchill Downs’ Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes. Paradise Farms Corp. and David Staudacher’s Special Reserve headlines a field of seven sprinters entered Tuesday for Friday’s 169th running of the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) going 6 furlongs on the main track. Friday is opening day of Keeneland’s […] Continue Reading

Keeneland sale grosses $352 million; 15 yearlings go for $1M or more

Keeneland’s sales wrap-up report (Keeneland photo of the $1.7 million colt by City of Lights that topped the sale): LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 24, 2021) – Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, a bellwether event for the Thoroughbred industry, concluded Friday with gross sales of $352 million, sixth-highest in sale history, and record cumulative average and median prices. Large crowds of enthusiastic buyers […] Continue Reading

LTS Stakes latest time Just Might just does

Churchill Downs stakes recap (Coady Photography photo of Just Might and Rafael Bejarano’s victory in the new $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society Stakes) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021) – Griffon Farms and Michelle Lovell’s 5-year-old homebred gelding Just Might led every step of the way in Saturday night’s inaugural $275,000 Louisville Thoroughbred Society at Churchill Downs to collect his fourth […] Continue Reading

Keeneland’s first week of sale concludes with pair of $1M colts

Photo above: Hip #874, a son of Into Mischief who was sold for $1 million Thursday at Keeneland. (Keeneland photo) For Immediate Release Click here for a video of Hip 874, a $1 million Into Mischief colt Click here for a video of Hip 1022, a $1 million Street Sense colt  Sale of Two Million-Dollar Colts Concludes Powerhouse Week 1 […] Continue Reading

Bell’s the One edges Sconsin in Roxelana

Churchill Downs stakes recap (Coady Photography photos. At top: Bell’s the One galloping out under Corey Lanerie after her victory over Sconsin)  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, June 19, 2021) – Bell’s the One, winner of the $500,000 Derby City Distaff (Grade I) last September, ran down Winning Colors (GIII) heroine and 6-5 favorite Sconsin in deep stretch to prevail in Saturday’s […] Continue Reading

G1 winner Juliet Foxtrot heads G3 Mint Julep

(Photo: Juliet Foxtrot winning the G1 Jenny Wiley at Keeneland under Tyler Gaffalione. Coady Photography) LOUISVILLE, KY (Thursday, June 10, 2021) – Juddmonte and trainer Brad Cox were not originally planning to run Grade I winner Juliet Foxtrot (GB) in Saturday night’s $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (GIII) at Churchill Downs but the team altered her campaign in hopes they […] Continue Reading