Welcome to Opening Weekend


Many people say the official first day of spring is opening day at Keeneland, a showcase of Thoroughbred racing’s equine and human stars in a spectacular season in Central Kentucky. Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Meet begins April 4-7 with nine stakes worth a total of $2,850,000.

Graded Stakes Races


Featuring a blockbuster weekend of nine graded stakes races headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), respective major preps on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1).

Palisades Turf Sprint


Thursday, April 4

Post time 6:18 pm

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Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3)


Friday, April 5

Post time 5:30 pm

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Commonwealth (G3)


Saturday, April 6

Post time 4:00 pm

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Shakertown (G2)


Saturday, April 6

Post time 4:35 pm

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Madison (G1)


Saturday, April 6

Post time 5:10 pm

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Central Bank Ashland (G1)


Saturday, April 6

Post time 5:45 pm

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Toyota Blue Grass (G2)


Saturday, April 6

Post time 6:23 pm

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Beaumont (G3) presented by Keeneland Select


Sunday, April 7

Post time 4:24 pm

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Appalachian (G2) presented by Japan Racing Association


Sunday, April 8

Post time 4:57 pm

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