Keeneland opens on Friday as the “Dirt meets the Turf “once again – Weekend Probables with PP’s

Keeneland dirt
(Keeneland) – resurfacing its main track to dirt once again as the poly era here is now officially over!

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 ….

Click on any race title to see the PP’s for that race!

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, SayaadTwo 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!


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