Keeneland: Bulletin 3-for-3 after taking Palisades

Stakes recap by Keeneland’s publicity department: LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2019) – WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint winner Bulletin shot to the front out of the gate and never trailed, posting a 1½-length victory over Real News to win Thursday’s inaugural running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint before a Spring Meet […] Continue Reading

Keeneland: Henley’s Joy tops field for Friday’s Transylvania

Keeneland’s barn notes for Tuesday, April 2, as penned by the track’s publicity department: HENLEY’S JOY TOPS FIELD OF 11 FOR KENTUCKY UTILITIES TRANSYLVANIA Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy tops a well-balanced field of 11 runners entered Tuesday for Friday’s 31st running of the $150,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3) for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the turf. Post time […] Continue Reading

Kentucky Derby: Game Winner, Maximum Security head Pool 4 of Future Wager

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, April 2, 2019) – Gary and Mary West’s champion 2-year-old Game Winner and undefeated Florida Derby (Grade I) hero Maximum Security are 8-1 co-morning line favorites in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) which opens on Friday. The three-day pool will offer win and exacta betting on 23 individual horses and an option to […] Continue Reading

Keeneland: All the special events at a special meet

All about Keeneland’s spring meet, as compiled by the track’s publicity office MONDAY, APRIL 1 Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Meet opens Thursday, April 4, with a 3 p.m. ET first post. First post for the remainder of meet is 1:05 p.m. The 16-day season runs through Friday, April 26. Keeneland is closed Easter Sunday, April 21. ********** Click here for the lists of […] Continue Reading

Keeneland: Champion filly Jaywalk works for Ashland Stakes

Keeneland’s barn notes for Sunday, March 31, by the track’s publicity department: (Photo of Jaywalk by Coady Photography) SERVIS WORKS CHAMPION JAYWALK FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND,  LUCKY LEE FOR BLUE GRASS D.J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion filly Jaywalk tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working a half-mile on her own in […] Continue Reading

Keeneland celebrating special Thursday spring opener, April 4

Keeneland press release LEXINGTON, KY (March 29, 2019) – Keeneland welcomes spring to the Bluegrass by kicking off its 2019 racing season a day earlier than usual with a special opening-day celebration on Thursday, April 4, headlined by a 3 p.m. post time, the inaugural Palisades Turf Sprint and Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Keeneland. Opening Thursday is among […] Continue Reading

Arkansas Derby: Fires has Elliott as ‘backup plan’ on Gray Attempt

Today’s Oaklawn Park barn notes as penned by the track media staff: (Photo: Jon Court guided Gray Attempt to victory in Oaklawn’s Gazebo Stakes as a prep for the Arkansas Derby. Coady Photography) Gray Attempt Gets New Rider In addition to preparing Gray Attempt for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13 at Oaklawn, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot […] Continue Reading

Oaklawn Park’s March 28 barn notes: Decision time for Amy’s Challenge

Decisions, Decisions, For Amy’s Challenge Amy’s Challenge is scheduled to make her next start April 6. Whether it’s in Arkansas or Kentucky still isn’t clear. After watching Amy’s Challenge work an easy half-mile in :48.20 Thursday morning, trainer Mac Robertson said he plans to enter his multiple stakes winner in the $150,000 Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn and the $300,000 Madison […] Continue Reading

Keeneland barn notes: Signalman heads probables for full Blue Grass

Thursday’s Keeneland barn notes by the track’s publicity team: FULL GATE POSSIBLE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS; FIELD OF EIGHT PROBABLE FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND OPENING WEEK STAKES PROBABLES LIMOUSINE LIBERAL GEARS UP FOR 2019 DEBUT   FULL GATE POSSIBLE FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS; FIELD OF EIGHT PROBABLE FOR CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND Less than a week before entries for the 95th […] Continue Reading

Churchill Downs’ weekly Derby Dispatch: Hidden Scroll Fla. Derby favorite

HIDDEN SCROLL FAVORED TO MAKE AMENDS IN FLORIDA DERBY LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, March 28, 2019) – The fact Hidden Scroll only lost last month’s Fountain of Youth (Grade II) by three lengths to more experienced rivals after setting a scorching pace following a troubled start was, by any measure, an admirable performance. On Saturday, in the $1 million Florida Derby (GI) at Gulfstream […] Continue Reading