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Upcoming Special Events: April 20-24

Wednesday, April 20

WINS-day Challenge, a handicapping contest presented by Malone’s and Daily Racing Form. At Wagering Central, contestants can sign up to play for a $10 entry fee, then make a mythical $2 win and place wager on Keeneland races 3 through 8. The contest offers a guaranteed $2,500 pool, and the first 200 participants receive a free Daily Racing Form and a card for a free appetizer at Malone’s.


Probable Entrants for Remaining Stakes - Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) & Bewitch (G3)

$250,000 DIXIANA ELKHORN (G2) (entries taken Wednesday; race Saturday) – A Red Tie Day, Idolo Porteno (ARG), Kaigun, Royal Albert Hall (GB), Twilight Eclipse, Up With the Birds.

$150,000 BEWITCH (G3) (entries taken Tuesday, April 26;, race Friday, April 29, closing day of Spring Meet) – Achnaha (IRE), Button Down (GB), Danza Cavallo (FR), Olorda (GER), Return to Grace.

Keeneland's Grade One Gamble Goes to Georgia Handicapper

On Sunday, Keeneland hosted 128 of the country’s best horseplayers for its prestigious Grade One Gamble handicapping tournament. The winner was Rick Broth of Dunwoody, Ga., who received $10,000 in prize money, a fully paid berth to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge at Santa Anita and a fully paid berth to the Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas in January 2017.

Eight Keeneland Fall Meet Stakes Part of Breeders' Cup Challenge

During its 2016 Fall Meet from Oct. 7-29, Keeneland will present eight Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. These “Win and You’re In” races will award the winners automatic berths and pay entry fees and provide travel allowances for them to compete in the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5.

Saez, Casse, Conquest Top Leaders Races at Halfway Mark of Spring Meet

Halfway through Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet, Luis Saez has 13 wins to lead all jockeys. Saez won the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) with Brody’s Cause.

Javier Castellano, the 2015 Spring Meet’s leading rider with 22 wins, is second with 10 victories. They include the Lexington (G3) with Collected.

Nyquist Has Routine Morning, Jogs Twice Around Main Track

Reddam Racing’s Nyquist continued his preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) by jogging twice around the main track Tuesday morning before the renovation break.

Undefeated in seven starts, Nyquist was partnered as usual by Jonny Garcia and jogged alongside a pony with Jack Sisterson, assistant to trainer Doug O’Neill, aboard.

Spring Meet Leaders through April 14

Through April 14 (five days of racing)





Saturday Pizza on The Hill Supports a Good Cause

Today and tomorrow, fans are sure to pack Keeneland’s hugely popular tailgate lot, The Hill, located adjacent to the Keene Barn & Entertainment Center. Amenities include local food trucks, a jumbo television screen, wireless wagering and wagering terminals, race-day programs, a Keeneland Shop kiosk, and free shuttles to the track.

Brown Has Turf Runners Ready for Grade 1 Competition

On Friday morning, for the first time during Keeneland’s Spring Meet, trainer Chad Brown was at Keeneland to watch his horses train. This afternoon, he will send out Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Shining Copper in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1). Tomorrow, he runs Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dacita (CHI) and Martin S. Schwartz Racing’s Wekeela (FR) in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1), which he won last year with Ball Dancing.

Catch a Glimpse Exits Appalachian Victory in Good Shape

Gary Barber, Michael Ambler and Windways Farm’s Catch a Glimpse exited her three-quarter length victory in Thursday’s Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association in good order, according to assistant trainer David Carroll.

“She is bright eyed and bushy-tailed this morning,” Carroll said. “In the two weeks I have been around her, she seems to be bigger and stronger.”




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