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Keeneland Spring Meet Debuts “Today at Keeneland” Race-Day Preview Show

April 2, 2018

Season includes NBC Sports Network’s live coverage of $1 million Toyota Blue Grass

Keeneland will present a new race-day preview show called “Today at Keeneland” during its 2018 Spring Meet that opens Friday.

A 30-minute program beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET, “Today at Keeneland” will preview the day’s card for on-track and simulcast patrons, including viewers on Keeneland.com and Keeneland Select, and include handicapping picks and discussion of horses of interest. The show will be hosted by Keeneland handicappers Katie Gensler and Jesse Ullery, who both also will serve as Paddock Hosts during the afternoon races.

“Today at Keeneland” will be based at Wagering Central on the first floor Grandstand, where fans are welcome to watch the live program.

“Today at Keeneland” replaces the track’s former replay show of the same name and takes the place of the trackside handicapping seminar offered Saturday mornings during the race meet as part of Sunrise Trackside.

Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet concludes Friday, April 27, with racing Wednesday through Sunday. Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. 

Fans will be able to watch free live streaming of races on Keeneland.com and the Keeneland Race Day App and watch live, on-site coverage on TVG beginning at 1 p.m. daily.

On Saturday, April 7, NBC Sports Network will have a live national broadcast of Keeneland’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2), a major prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), along with the Wood Memorial (G2) from Aqueduct and the Santa Anita Derby (G1) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Post time for the Toyota Blue Grass is 6:23 p.m.

Replays of Keeneland races are available at no charge at Keeneland.com/racing/race-replay and on the Keeneland Race Day App. 

Radio/Online Coverage

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, will provide live coverage of Keeneland Wednesdays through Fridays from 3-6 p.m. as well as live coverage of these stakes during the first two Saturdays of the Spring Meet:

  • April 7 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) – Includes the Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and Central Bank Ashland (G1).
  • April 14 (4:30-6 p.m.) – Includes the Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1), Stonestreet Lexington (G3) and Giant’s Causeway (Listed).

Another HRRN program, “Equine Forum,” airs every Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

HRRN is streamed worldwide on its website, horseracingradio.net, and can be heard throughout North America on Sirius/XM. Check the website for complete channel information.

“Kentucky Winner’s Circle,” hosted by E.J. Clark, will air live from Keeneland’s Wagering Central on April 6, 7, 13, 14 and 21 from 2-4 p.m. The shows will be broadcast on WXVW The BIG X Sports Radio 96.1 FM and 1450 AM and streamed live on bigxsportsradio.com.

“Horse Tales with Ercel Ellis” will air Saturdays on Rewind 105.5 FM in Lexington and streamed live on iHeartRadio and Rewind1055.com.