2014 Spring Meet

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Spring Blooms as Keeneland Opens April Race Meet

$750,000 Toyota Blue Grass, new special events, enhanced technology highlight season

Lexington, KY (March 28, 2014) – Keeneland kicks off its 2014 Spring Meet on Friday, April 4, marking the start of 15 days of extraordinary racing featuring North America’s top stables and riders and headlined by the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1),  a prominent prep for contenders pointing toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

Dixiana Farm to Sponsor Keeneland’s Elkhorn, Bourbon Stakes

Purse Money Increases to $250,000 Each

LEXINGTON, KY (March 11, 2014) – William Shively’s Dixiana Farm of Lexington has become the signature sponsor of two prominent turf stakes at Keeneland – the Elkhorn (G2), to be held on Friday, April 25, closing day of the Spring Meet, and the Bourbon (G3), scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, during Fall Stars Weekend.

Purse money for each stakes has been increased $100,000, from $150,000 in 2013 to $250,000.

Standouts Untapable, Onlyforyou, Awesome Baby Among 133 Nominees to Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (March 6, 2014) – A total of 133 fillies, highlighted by graded stakes winners Untapable, Onlyforyou and Awesome Baby, currently the top point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), have been nominated to Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), to be held Saturday, April 5.

Contested at 1 1/16 miles, the Central Bank Ashland historically showcases classic-bound fillies, with the winner earning 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Toyota Blue Grass to be Broadcast Live on Fox Sports 1

Keeneland is pleased to announce that our most famous race, the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1), will be broadcast live on April 12 on “The Jockey Club Tour on Fox.” The show is set for 4:30-6 p.m. (ET). The partnership between the FOX Sports Media Group and The Jockey Club is a multi-year agreement that was announced in August 2013. FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, launched Aug. 17.

Keeneland Schedules 16 Stakes Worth $3.725 Million for 2014 Spring Meet

Purse Increases for Beaumont and Elkhorn

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 14, 2013) – Sixteen stakes worth a total of $3.725 million, boosted by purse increases for the Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (G2) and Elkhorn (G2), headline Keeneland’s 2014 spring race meet, to be held April 4-25. 




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