July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
Brilliant Speed wins Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland and guarantees himself a spot in the Kentucky Derby's twenty-horse field.
Brilliant Speed, trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Joel Rosario wins the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes. Before a crowd of 24,990, on a cold and rainy day, Brilliant Speed secured his spot in the Kentucky Derby field, taking home the $450,000 first place...
April 16, 2011 - 5:01pm
Aikenite wins the Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland.
Aikenite, ridden by John Velazquez, prevailed in the Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. The 6-5 post-time favorite closed strongly to overpower Cool Bullet. The second choice at even money, Wise Dan, finished fourth in the field of five. The owner of Aikenite, Dogwood Stable, won their...
April 16, 2011 - 4:44pm
The Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes is the second of four consecutive stakes races on Keeneland's card.
The Grade 2 $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes is the second of four stakes races on today's Keeneland card. Wise Dan is the morning line favorite at 7-5. Although he's coming off of a layoff, having not raced since November, he does have a win over the surface. Wise Dan won the Grade 3 Phoenix at...
April 16, 2011 - 3:04pm
Tailgating is not just for football. Keeneland is the place where racing fans know how to party.
Pulling into the parking lot of Keeneland Race Course, the scene was more similar to a U of L football game than a day at the races. Unique to Keeneland is the tailgating area located near Gate 1. Lawn chairs, coolers, and grills are encouraged and a free shuttle is even available to take the...
July 29, 2012 - 7:50pm
If the weather has you cancelling your plans to attend Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, come out to Keeneland in Lexington to witness a classic Derby prep--the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes. If you must stay in Louisville, follow me through the Louisville.com website, Facebook page, or Twitter as I cover Saturday's races and the festive scene at Keeneland.
The Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes brings the Derby trail to the picturesque Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The field of twelve is full of accomplished winners and every horse but one needs to win in order to have any chance of garnering enough graded stakes...