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19,344 Fans Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (May 3, 2014) – Keeneland hosted 19,344 fans for its 20th annual Kentucky Derby Day celebration on Saturday. The crowd enjoyed picnics in the Paddock and Walking Ring, live music, pony rides and children’s activities and a sold-out Derby Bash at the Keeneland Entertainment Center & Keene Barn on a picture-perfect spring day. Fans at Keeneland wagered $1,791,422 on the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), won by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s favored California Chrome. 

Keeneland Sales Graduates in Spotlight on Kentucky Derby Day

LEXINGTON, KY (May 1, 2014) – Forty-five Keeneland sales alumni were entered in graded stakes to be held Kentucky Derby Day, Saturday, May 3. Ten of the 21 horses entered in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) are Keeneland sales graduates, led by Grade 1 winners Danza and Wicked Strong.

Ten Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in Kentucky Derby

LEXINGTON, KY (May 1, 2014) – Ten 3-year-olds who are graduates of Keeneland sales, including Grade 1 winners Danza and Wicked Strong, are among the 21 horses entered in Saturday’s 140th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

Keeneland has sold 19 Kentucky Derby winners, most recently 2012 winner I’ll Have Another. Keeneland sales graduates have won nine of the past 12 Triple Crown races and include 2013 Preakness (G1) winner Oxbow and Belmont (G1) winner Palace Malice.

Celebrate Oaks and Derby Days at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 29, 2014) – Keeneland will hold the biggest party in Lexington for the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) and May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1). Fans will be able to watch and wager on those races and others from Churchill Downs as well as other major tracks in North America on both days.

Admission is free on Oaks Day and $5 per person on Derby Day; kids 12 and younger will be admitted free.

Barn Notes -- April 25

PABLO DEL MONTE WORKS FOR POSSIBLE DERBY RUN

Toyota Blue Grass (G1) third-place finisher Pablo Del Monte has 20 points on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and is 22nd on the list of point earners vying for the 20 positions in the starting gate for the May 3 race. This morning, breeder, trainer and co-owner Wesley Ward worked the Giant’s Causeway colt six furlongs in 1:11.20 to prepare for a possible start in the race.

Barn Notes -- Thursday, April 24

SPECIAL: Tom Leach interviews trainer Christophe Clement about Aigue Marine (GB), racing today in the $150,000 Bewitch (G3), and talks to trainer Roger Attfield, who will send out Forte Dei Marmi (GB) in Friday’s $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2).

 

KEENELAND STAKES WINNER ANGEL TERRACE OPENS YEAR IN BEWITCH

Verrazano, Overanalyze Lead Ten Keeneland Sales Graduates Entered in the Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-Sold Champion Beholder Highlights Kentucky Oaks Entries

LEXINGTON, KY (May 2, 2013) – Ten three-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 139th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) are graduates of the Keeneland sales, headlined by multiple graded stakes winners Verrazano, Overanalyze and Revolutionary.

Celebrate Oaks and Derby Days at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 30, 2013) – Keeneland celebrates Kentucky Oaks and Derby Weekend, May 3-4, with a party to suit everyone’s style, whether it be a casual picnic in the paddock or a hip cocktail party in the clubhouse.

Fans can wager on simulcast racing from Churchill Downs as well as major tracks around the country at Keeneland on both Oaks and Derby Days.

 

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