Keeneland Concludes Spring Meet With Near-Record All-Sources Wagering on Keeneland | Keeneland
Keeneland Race Track. Located in the heart of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass region, Keeneland, a National Historic Landmark, plays an important role in both . Churchill Downs' spring meet is scheduled to begin April 28 In terms of the Kentucky Thoroughbred racing calendar, September has seen and—in a change approved in and launched in —Churchill Downs Keeneland is scheduled to race 16 days at its April spring meet and Back to calendar Keeneland's Spring Race Meet opens Thursday, April 4 , and continues through Friday, April Spring turf racing at Keeneland.
Keeneland recognized the men and women of the armed forces and their families during Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon, April Introduced last fall, BetKeeneland delivers real-time handicapping tips and insights to horseplayers each race day and also benefits an industry cause through its Handicapper of the Day Series.
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These funds will be used to retrain, rehome or retire thousands of off-track Thoroughbreds through the TAA network of 64 accredited organizations with facilities in North America. Spring Meet Leaders The race for Spring Meet leading owner, trainer and jockey came down to the wire on closing day and resulted in a tie in two categories. Three owners — Marc Detampel, G.
It is the first Keeneland title for Marc Detampel. Humphrey, who won races this spring both alone and in partnership, earns his eighth Keeneland title, having previously accounted for four other Spring Meet and three Fall Meet titles. Wesley Ward and Brad Cox tied for leading trainer with 13 wins each.
It is the fourth Keeneland title and second consecutive Spring Meet honor for Ward, who also won in the Spring and Fall of Runner-up in the standings was Chad Brown with 12 wins.
Average daily attendance of 16, dipped slightly from 16, in Attendance of 38, on Saturday, April 16, represented the largest Coolmore Day figure in track history and third-largest non-Breeders' Cup crowd at Keeneland. The following Saturday, April 23, drew 32, fans who enjoyed a classic spring afternoon featuring the Dixiana Elkhorn G2. Full fields and competitive racing produced double-digit gains in on-track and all-sources wagering this spring.
Average daily on-track handle increased 4. Average daily all-sources handle rose These relationships are key to Keeneland's success. Six spring stakes were won by Breeders' Cup horses.
Adding to the excitement surrounding the Spring Meet was the presence of champion Nyquist, the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Throughout the Spring Meet, Keeneland offered a full calendar of unique special events.
Fans had their commemorative Maker's Mark bottle signed by members of the national championship University of Kentucky men's basketball team on Maker's Mark Day, April 15, and honored military members and their families on Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon on April Keeneland recognized legendary retired and active jockeys during Hall of Fame Jockey Day on April Average starters per race was 8. Multiple Eclipse Award winners Ken and Sarah Ramsey won nine races to claim their 17th leading owner title at Keeneland.2016 Spring Meet Commercial