Well, racing fans, the Keeneland fathers have finally given up the ghost on their multi-year, main track, poly surface experiment and broomed it aside permanently in favor of a good old-fashioned “dirt surface” which is probably the main reason why the Breeders’ Cup site selection committee Ok’d Keeneland as the 2015 B/C venue!
(On Friday), opening day of the Fall meeting here at Keeneland they’ll offer up the ….
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Darley Alcibiades S. (G1), $400,000, 2yo f, 8.5f
Probables are – Fashion Alert, Gap Year, Milehigh Butterfly, Paige, Pangburn, Ryabinka, Slava, Take Charge Brandi, Taylor S and Top Decile!
Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3), $200,000, 3yo & up, 6f
Probables are – Bakken, Brothersofthetime, Bern Identity, Nates Mineshaft, Eastwood, Rainbow Heir and Work All Week
(On Super Saturday),
Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1), $500,000, 2yo, 8.5f
Probables are – Firespike, W V Jetsetter, Keen Ice, Bold Conquest, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, Hero Of Humor, Dekabrist and Carpe Diem !
First Lady S. (G1), $400,000, 3yo & up f&m, 8f
Probables are – Better Lucky, Centre Court, Dayatthespa, Discreet Marq, Kitten’s Point, Filimbi, Shuruq and Sassy Kitten.
Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), $1,000,000, 3yo & up, 8f
Probables are – Wise Dan, Seek Again, Silver Max, Optimizer, Sayaad, Two Notch Road and Kaigun!
Thoroughbred Club of America S. (G2), $200,000, 3yo & up f&m, 6f
Probables are – R Free Roll, Speedinthruthecity, Stonetastic, Southern Honey, Leigh Court, Janis’s Joy and Anahauc!
Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select (G3), $150,000, 3yo & up, 5.5f
Probables are – Sharp Sensation, Tell All You Know, Marchman, Console, No Nay Never, Positive Side, Mongol Bull and Berlino Di Tiger!
(and on Sunday),
Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3), $250,000, 2yo, 8.5f
Probables are – Hootenanny, Zandar, Kutuzov, Chief Kitten, Luck of the Kitten, Silver Ride, Thirtysilverpieces, Can’t Happen Here, Danny Boy, It’ll Be Fine, Croninthebarbarian, Majestico and International Star!
Juddmonte Spinster S. (G1), $500,000, 3yo & up f&m, 9f
Probables are – Don’t Tell Sophia, Molly Morgan and Close Hatches.
So, the poly era is now officially history here at Keeneland so let’s get back to some old-fashioned “dirty” racing again. So this weekend we’ll see you where the “dirt meets the turf “once again here at Keeneland!