The Keeneland Files

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

October 2013 - Posts

Rosie Napravnik On the Run

Jockey Rosie Napravnik didn't have much time to celebrate her historic triumph as the first female to capture the leading rider title at Keeneland at the conclusion of the meet Oct. 27. After "sleeping in" until about 9 a.m. the next day, the 25-year-old hit the road to Louisville to prepare for the 10 mounts she was slated to ride at Churchill Downs. ... Read More

Ramseys Break Win Record at Keeneland; Rahystrada Returns Oct. 24

No matter how many records he shatters, owner Ken Ramsey is always working his way up to the next level. On Oct. 20, Ramsey and his wife Sarah recorded their 13th victory of the Keeneland fall meet when their homebred Captain Cook scored a frontrunning four-length victory in the 10th and final race. With the performance, the Ramseys broke the record for most wins by an owner during the fall meet that... Read More

Fall Stars Surprises

Fall Stars weekend brought a bevy of surprises as favorites were felled in the major races and a record rainfall pelted Keeneland on the afternoon of Oct. 5. But it was no surprise that many runners will continue on to the Breeders' Cup.... Read More

Youth on the Rise As Meet Begins

Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. I) contenders Purely Hot and Tanglewood Tale make starts for their young trainers, Wayne Catalano gears up for a big meet, and Keeneland's technological advances benefit fans as the Oct. 4-26 fall racing season gets underway. ... Read More

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