Keeneland http://wfpl.org en Dance With Fate Wins Blue Grass Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/dance-fate-wins-blue-grass-stakes <p>Dance With Fate charged past Pablo De Monte to win the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday at Keeneland and earn major points toward the Kentucky Derby.</p><p>Pablo Del Monte and race favorite Bobby's Kitten set the pace nearing the top of the stretch before Dance With Fate began moving through the pack with Medal Count in tow. The Florida-bred colt eventually surged past Pablo Del Monte in the final furlong to beat Medal Count by 1 3/4 lengths, earning his first graded stakes victory and 100 points for the Derby.</p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:18:54 +0000 Associated Press 9133 at http://wfpl.org Dance With Fate Wins Blue Grass Stakes Bobby's Kitten Leads a Field of 14 for Saturday's Bluegrass Stakes http://wfpl.org/post/bobbys-kitten-leads-field-14-saturdays-bluegrass-stakes <p>The post positions are set for Saturday’s running of the $750,000 Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bobby's Kitten is the 3-1 early favorite in the field of 14.</span></p><p>Javier Castellano will ride the Chad Brown-trained bay colt, who drew the fifth post position for the race awarding 170 points toward the Kentucky Derby. The winner earns 100 points, which all but assures a spot in the 140th Run for the Roses.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:29:57 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9100 at http://wfpl.org Bobby's Kitten Leads a Field of 14 for Saturday's Bluegrass Stakes Keeneland to Return to Dirt Racing Surface in the Fall http://wfpl.org/post/keeneland-return-dirt-racing-surface-fall <p>Lexington’s Keeneland Racecourse will go back to using a dirt surface on its main track. &nbsp; The change comes some eight years after Keeneland installed the synthetic material called Polytrack. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials say the new state-of-the-art dirt track and drainage system will be in place in time for the fall meet.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 20:56:23 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press & Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 9050 at http://wfpl.org Keeneland to Return to Dirt Racing Surface in the Fall September Yearling Sale Begins at Keeneland http://wfpl.org/post/september-yearling-sale-begins-keeneland <p>Another opportunity to gauge the strength of Kentucky’s Equine industry takes place over the next two weeks at Keeneland.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The Keeneland Yearling Sale is regarded by many leaders in the thoroughbred industry as a ‘barometer’ on their business&nbsp; Keeneland spokeswoman Julie Balog says one year olds from Kentucky, Indiana, New York, and Pennyslvania are auctioned off this week and next.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 17:19:07 +0000 Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio 1603 at http://wfpl.org