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Barn Notes -- Thursday, April 3


Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews Ken Ramsey about Thank You Marylou, a homebred racing in Saturday’s Central Bank Ashland (G1) for Ramsey and his wife, Sarah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hu82TfmvTE&feature=youtu.be

Barn Notes -- Wednesday, April 2


All American Horses’ Casiguapo, who was bred by the University of Kentucky, has joined the list of probables for the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday, April 12.

Trained by Mario Morales, Casiguapo was the runner-up in the Hopeful (G1) and Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) in 2013 and finished fifth in his lone 2014 start. The colt by Sightseeing is scheduled to arrive at Keeneland on Thursday from his home base at Calder.

Testa Rossi Heads Field of 13 for Saturday's Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 2, 2014) James Covello, Thomas Coleman and Mike Dohenney’s Testa Rossi (FR) tops a cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 77th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

Keeneland Introduces New Mobile Website

Improved Race-Day App, Toyota Blue Grass site highlight enhanced technology

LEXINGTON, KY (April 1, 2014) – Keeneland is an industry leader in employing social media and advanced technology to interact with its fan base, attract new fans and deliver the latest news and information directly to its customers. In keeping with that commitment Keeneland has launched a new mobile website and enhanced its popular Race-Day App to provide a better experience for fans.

Barn Notes -- Tuesday, April 1


Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 on his own early Tuesday morning at Keeneland.

With regular morning partner Damien Rock aboard, Wise Dan posted fractions of :13.20, :25.60, :37.40 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.20 and seven furlongs in 1:27.20.

UK Football Coach Mark Stoops Feels Unique Connection with 2014 Keeneland/Maker’s Mark Bottle

Proceeds Again Benefit UK HealthCare’s Gill Heart Institute

LEXINGTON, KY (April 1, 2014)– University of Kentucky head football coach Mark Stoops has lived much of his life with a keen awareness of the importance of cardiac care following his father’s untimely death at age 54 from a heart attack. So when the coach was selected to be featured on the 2014 Keeneland Maker’s Mark bottle with proceeds going to benefit the Gill Heart Institute at UK Healthcare, he found that to be a cause he could fully endorse.

Horses and Hope Pink Day at Keeneland Features “Ladies of the Turf”

Historic gathering of female jockeys set for April 13

LEXINGTON, KY (March 31, 2014) – Approximately 25 retired and active female jockeys, including those who were first allowed to ride in 1969 and some of the most accomplished members of their profession, will be honored at Keeneland on April 13 as part of Horses and Hope Pink Day.

Barn Notes -- Monday, March 31

Full Gate of 14 Looking Possible for Toyota Blue Grass

A full gate of 14 runners is looking like a strong possibility for the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 12, the centerpiece of the 15-day Keeneland Spring Meet that opens Friday.

Barn Notes -- Sun., March 30

Extrasexyhippzster Works for Toyota Blue Grass

Kirwan Equine Group Inc. and Ed Hipps’ Extrasexyhippzster worked five furlongs in company in 1:00 on a cool, clear Sunday morning at Keeneland.

With jockey Stewart Elliott up, Exxtrasexyhippzster started four lengths behind workmate War Ready and posted fractions of :12.80, :24.80, :36.20 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.40. Extrasexyhippzster finished two lengths back at the wire and drew even on the gallop out.

Barn Notes -- Sat., March 29

Maker’s 46 Mile Remains Target For Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan

Trainer Charlie LoPresti remains hopeful that two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan can make his 2014 debut in the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday, April 11.




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