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9:18 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Dance With Fate Wins Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland

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.

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.

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2:29 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Bobby's Kitten Leads a Field of 14 for Saturday's Bluegrass Stakes

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The post positions are set for Saturday’s running of the $750,000 Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington.

Bobby's Kitten is the 3-1 early favorite in the field of 14.

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.

Bobby's Kitten has three wins and two third place finishes — one of which was in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita.

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4:56 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Keeneland to Return to Dirt Racing Surface in the Fall

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Lexington’s Keeneland Racecourse will go back to using a dirt surface on its main track.   The change comes some eight years after Keeneland installed the synthetic material called Polytrack.   

Officials say the new state-of-the-art dirt track and drainage system will be in place in time for the fall meet.

Keeneland installed Polytrack in 2006, touting its safety record.   But Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert says the home of the Bluegrass Stakes is making the switch to keep pace with owners’ and trainers’ preference for dirt tracks.

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1:19 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

September Yearling Sale Begins at Keeneland

Another opportunity to gauge the strength of Kentucky’s Equine industry takes place over the next two weeks at Keeneland.   

The Keeneland Yearling Sale is regarded by many leaders in the thoroughbred industry as a ‘barometer’ on their business  Keeneland spokeswoman Julie Balog says one year olds from Kentucky, Indiana, New York, and Pennyslvania are auctioned off this week and next.

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