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Better Lucky to Face Eight Rivals in Bid for First Lady Repeat; Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity Attracts 12 Juveniles

Grade 1 races part of second day of Fall Stars Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) Godolphin Racing’s Better Lucky will attempt to become the first repeat winner of Keeneland’s $400,000 First Lady (G1) on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 17th running of the one-mile grass test.

The First Lady will go as the seventh race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a 4:35 p.m. ET post time.

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan Faces Seven Rivals in Saturday’s $1 Million Shadwell Turf Mile

Stakes is first seven-figure race in Keeneland history

LEXINGTON, KY (Oct. 1, 2014) – Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is based at Keeneland, will face seven opponents Saturday in the 29th running of the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), the first $1 million race in Keeneland history.

Full Slate of Special Events Highlight Keeneland’s Fall Race Meet

Popular College Scholarship Day and Sunrise Trackside headline loaded special events calendar for racing fans of all ages

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 29, 2014) – A full calendar of special events augments Keeneland’s 17 days of world-class Thoroughbred racing during its Fall Meet on Oct. 3-25.

Fields Taking Shape for Fall Stars Weekend

Fields Taking Shape for Fall Stars Weekend

Morton Fink’s two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, Juddmonte Farms’ Close Hatches and a prospective First Lady field that includes five Grade 1 winners highlight a stellar lineup on tap for next weekend’s Fall Stars Weekend to open the 2014 Keeneland Fall Meet.

Keeneland’s Fall Race Meet Kicks Off With Fall Stars Weekend

Opening weekend debuts new dirt track and features Keeneland’s first million-dollar race; Season offers Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, fan outreach, enhanced Race Day App

LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 26, 2014) – Keeneland thunders out of the starting gate for its Fall race meet on Friday, Oct. 3, with world-class racing on a new dirt track and continued commitment to enhancing the fan experience.

Wise Dan Works at Keeneland toward Opening Weekend Appearance

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2014) - Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course Tuesday morning as he prepares for his next start in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Oct. 4.

Clockers caught Wise Dan, with regular exercise rider Damien Rock aboard, in five furlongs around the dogs on the course labeled firm in 1:01.20. (Click here for work video).

Keeneland Announces 2014 Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

Sponsors Claiborne, Dixiana and Lane’s End PushTotal Purses for 17 Stakes to $4.925 Million 

LEXINGTON, KY (June 10, 2014) – Keeneland will offer 17 stakes worth a total of $4.925 million during its 2014 Fall Meet from Oct. 3-25. The 17-day season will award approximately $600,000 in average daily purses as one of the richest racing programs in North America, while Keeneland debuts a state-of-the-art dirt surface on the main track and features races for horses headed to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Horses with Keeneland Connections Win 7 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

LEXINGTON, KY (Nov. 4, 2013) – Keeneland-connected horses captured seven Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Keeneland sales graduates won five Breeders’ Cup stakes – Beholder (Distaff-G1), New Year’s Day (Juvenile-G1), Secret Circle (Sprint-G1), Mizdirection (Turf Sprint-G1), and London Bridge (Marathon-G2).

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