The Keeneland Files

Behind-the-scenes stories from Keeneland’s spring and fall race meets by staff writers.

April 2013 - Posts

New Beginnings at Season's End

An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan. ... Read More

McPeek's Busy Meet

Trainer Kenny McPeek shared thoughts on Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Pure Fun, who will take on the boys in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. III), as well as Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I)-bound Java's War, who had his first gallop since winning the Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland April 17. ... Read More

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