Keeneland Spring Meet

Raging Bull Returns a Winner in Maker's Mark

Having last tasted victory in the GI Shoemaker Mile last May, Peter Brant's Raging Bull (Fr) (Dark Angel {Ire}) exploded from off the pace to comfortably best 8-1 chance Ride a Comet (Candy Ride {Arg}) in Friday's GI Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland. Settled in a rail-hugging fifth behind Get Smokin (Get Stormy) through opening fractions of :22.47 and :45.65, the 7-2 chance made a big move to get into contention approaching the quarter pole, swung out three wide to take control at the head of the lane and drove...

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Keeneland Announces Spring Meet Ticketing Plans

Keeneland has released plans to offer fans a limited number of ticket packages for dining, Reserved Grandstand seating and General Admission for the 2021 Spring Meet, to be held Apr. 2-23. All ticket packages were designed in accordance with COVID-19 safety protocols and will be pre-sold online in two phases. Fans are encouraged to visit for information on Spring Meet ticket options and the process to purchase. "Keeneland is eager to welcome fans, although fewer in number, back this spring for what promises to be an exciting race meet,"...

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Keeneland to Allow Limited Spectators in April

The upcoming Keeneland Spring Meet, to be held April 2-23, will allow a limited number of spectators. Pre-sold ticket packages will be available Monday, Mar. 1, and will include dining, reserved grandstand seating, and general admission. Race participants, sponsors, box holders, and Club members will also be given limited access. "The enthusiasm and loyalty of our fans are what make Keeneland so special," said Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin. "We have missed their presence on race days and we are excited to welcome them, albeit in limited number, back...

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Keeneland Releases Spring Stakes Schedule

Keeneland will present 18 stakes, featuring the 97th running of the $800,000 GII Toyota Blue Grass S. and the 84th running of the $400,000 GI Central Bank Ashland S., worth a total of $4.1 million during its 2021 Spring Meet from Apr. 2-23. Post time for the first race during the 15-day season will be 1:05 p.m. ET. Keeneland will be closed Easter Sunday, Apr. 4. "Keeneland is excited to welcome racing back to the Bluegrass in April," Keeneland President and CEO Shannon Arvin said. "With the cancellation of last...

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Letter from Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason

To our Industry, Fans and Central Kentucky Community, The decision to cancel this year's Spring Meet and April Sale due to the alarming spread of COVID-19 has been agonizing for the Keeneland family. We understand the devastating impact this has on the Thoroughbred industry, our Central Kentucky community who cherishes this tradition, and our employees who pour their hearts into this organization. We share the disappointment and frustration of our fans and horsemen--a silent April at Keeneland still has not sunk in. However, we knew this decision was the only...

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