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Keeneland Barn Notes April 4, 2017

By Any Owens —- TUESDAY, APRIL 4 Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet opens Friday and concludes Friday, April 28, with racing on Wednesdays through Sundays. Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. ET. Keeneland will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16. **********...
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Daddys Lil Darling 5-2 Morning-Line Favorite in Saturday’s Central Bank Ashland

By Amy Owens —- Daddys Lil Darling 5-2 Morning-Line Favorite in Saturday’s Evenly Matched $500,000 Central Bank Ashland LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2017) – Normandy Farm’s homebred Daddys Lil Darling was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies...
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Undefeated McCraken 7-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass

By Amy Owens —- Undefeated McCraken 7-5 Morning-Line Favorite for Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2017) – Whitham Thoroughbreds’ undefeated homebred McCraken has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in a field of seven 3-year-olds...
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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 3

By Amy Owens —- MONDAY, APRIL 3 Keeneland’s 15-day Spring Meet opens Friday and concludes Friday, April 28, with racing on Wednesdays through Sundays. Post time for the first race each day is 1:05 p.m. ET. Keeneland will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 16. **********...
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McCRAKEN RETAINS FIRST PLACE, NTRA TOP 3-YEAR-OLD POLL ARROGATE REMAINS UNANIMOUS CHOICE, NTRA TOP THOROUGHBRED POLL

Joan Lawrence/NTRA —- McCRAKEN RETAINS FIRST PLACE, NTRA TOP 3-YEAR-OLD POLL ARROGATE REMAINS UNANIMOUS CHOICE, NTRA TOP THOROUGHBRED POLL (Receives all 38 first-place votes) Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Monday, April 3, 2017) – The running of the G1 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby...
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Getting Ready for the Derby: Some Thoughts A Month Before the Race

By Bob Hill, TSV Staff Writer —- With four major Derby prep races still to run, it’s time to start paying close attention to how things are shaking out for this year’s Run for the Roses. We’ll start with major prep races that already have been decided and then move to the...
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Gulfstream: $30.6 Million Wagered on Florida Derby Program at Gulfstream

By David Joseph —- $30.6 Million Wagered on Florida Derby Program at Gulfstream Record Florida Derby Saturday & Sunday Second Highest Derby Handle in 66 Years, Third Largest Handle in Building HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Saturday’s 66th running of the $1 million...
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Keeneland Opens Spring Meet with Blockbuster Weekend

By Amy Gregory —- Keeneland Opens Spring Meet with Blockbuster Weekend of Racing Led by $1 Million Toyota Blue Grass LEXINGTON, KY (April 3, 2017) – Keeneland kicks off its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday with a spectacular weekend of racing that features seven graded stakes...
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