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Trainer Mark Casse was honing his Breeders’ Cup hand on two fronts Friday morning headlined by Keeneland stakes winners Heavenly Love and Flameaway working together before the break at Keeneland.


Keeneland is home to several potential contenders for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4.

Pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Here are the trainers and their possible Breeders’ Cup runners:



Breeders’ Cup Race

Keeneland's First Lady Becomes Track's Ninth Breeders' Cup Challenge Race; Four Fall Meet Stakes to Air Live on NBC Sports

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2017) – Keeneland’s $400,000 First Lady (G1), a 1-mile turf race to be run Oct. 7 during opening Fall Stars weekend of Keeneland’s Fall Meet, has been added to the slate of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, 81 stakes that reward the winner with an automatic berth into corresponding races of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships to be held Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar. (Click here for the complete 2017 schedule.)

Keeneland Sales Graduates Dominant over Breeders’ Cup Weekend

Siblings to Classic Empire, Champagne Room and Fair Point cataloged to November Sale 

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 7, 2016) –  Keeneland sales graduates won more than half the graded stakes contested in North America this weekend, headlined by eight of the 13 races in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita, among them the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) with Arrogate and $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) with Beholder.

95 Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in Breeders’ Cup Weekend Graded Stakes

Keeneland Sales and Racing Well Represented at Breeders’ Cup World Championships

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 1, 2016) – Sixty-seven Keeneland sales graduates and 30 horses that raced and/or trained here during the recently concluded Fall Meet headline entries for the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita.

Through 2015, 88 graduates of Keeneland sales have won 95 Breeders’ Cup races. The Fall Meet has produced 40 horses that have won 43 Breeders’ Cup races.

I'm a Chatterbox Among Four Breeders' Cup Pre-Entrants to Work Saturday

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 29) – Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s homebred I’m a Chatterbox, the winner of Keeneland’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) on Oct. 9 who is racing in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Santa Anita on Friday, worked five furlongs in :59 on a fast track after the Saturday morning renovation break. The time was the fastest off 22 works at the distance.

Keeneland clockers caught I’m a Chatterbox, who had regular rider Florent Geroux aboard, in fractions of :12, :23, :35.60, :59 and out in 1:12.60.

Seventy-Four Keeneland Sales Grads Pre-Entered in Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 28) Seventy-four horses that are graduates of Keeneland sales were pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships being held Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita. (Nine horses – Carina Mia, Catch a Glimpse, Curalina, Midnight Storm, New Money Honey, Om, Photo Call (IRE), War Story and Win the Space – were pre-entered in two races.) Post positions will be drawn Monday.

The pre-entered Keeneland sales graduates are:

Nov. 4 races

Spain Burg (FR) Makes Keeneland Stop Before Heading to Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 28) – The past two months have been a whirlwind for Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and R.A. Hill Stable’s Spain Burg (FR)

On Sept. 23 in England at Newmarket, the 2-year-old filly won the Shadwell Rockfel (G2), a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), by 1¼ lengths at odds of 14-1. The performance improved her record to four wins in five starts.




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