Keeneland opens on Friday as the “Dirt meets the Turf “once again – Weekend Probables with PP’s

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(Keeneland) – resurfacing its main track to dirt once again as the poly era here is now officially over!

Well, racing fans, the Keeneland fathers have finally given up the ghost on their multi-year, main track, poly surface experiment and broomed it aside permanently in favor of a good old-fashioned “dirt surface” which is probably the main reason why the Breeders’ Cup site selection committee Ok’d Keeneland as the 2015 B/C venue!

(On Friday), opening day of the Fall meeting here at Keeneland they’ll offer up the ….

Click on any race title to see the PP’s for that race!

Darley Alcibiades S. (G1), $400,000, 2yo f, 8.5f

Probables are – Fashion Alert, Gap Year, Milehigh Butterfly, Paige, Pangburn, Ryabinka, Slava, Take Charge Brandi, Taylor S and Top Decile!

Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3), $200,000, 3yo & up, 6f

Probables are – Bakken, Brothersofthetime, Bern Identity, Nates Mineshaft, Eastwood, Rainbow Heir and Work All Week

(On Super Saturday),

Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1), $500,000, 2yo, 8.5f

Probables are – Firespike, W V Jetsetter, Keen Ice, Bold Conquest, Sharm, Hashtag Bourbon, Hero Of Humor, Dekabrist and Carpe Diem !

First Lady S. (G1), $400,000, 3yo & up f&m, 8f

Probables are – Better Lucky, Centre Court, Dayatthespa, Discreet Marq, Kitten’s Point, Filimbi, Shuruq and Sassy Kitten.

Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), $1,000,000, 3yo & up, 8f

Probables are – Wise Dan, Seek Again, Silver Max, Optimizer, SayaadTwo Notch Road and Kaigun!

Thoroughbred Club of America S. (G2), $200,000, 3yo & up f&m, 6f

Probables are – R Free Roll, Speedinthruthecity, Stonetastic, Southern Honey, Leigh Court, Janis’s Joy and Anahauc!

Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select (G3), $150,000, 3yo & up, 5.5f

Probables are – Sharp Sensation, Tell All You Know, Marchman, Console, No Nay Never, Positive Side, Mongol Bull and Berlino Di Tiger!

(and on Sunday),

Dixiana Bourbon S. (G3), $250,000, 2yo, 8.5f

Probables are – Hootenanny, Zandar, Kutuzov, Chief Kitten, Luck of the Kitten, Silver Ride, Thirtysilverpieces, Can’t Happen Here, Danny Boy, It’ll Be Fine, Croninthebarbarian, Majestico and International Star!

Juddmonte Spinster S. (G1), $500,000, 3yo & up f&m, 9f

Probables are – Don’t Tell Sophia, Molly Morgan and Close Hatches.

So, the poly era is now officially history here at Keeneland so let’s get back to some old-fashioned “dirty” racing again. So this weekend we’ll see you where the “dirt meets the turf “once again here at Keeneland!

Travers Trio to takes on elders in GI Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

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(V.E. Day) – getting up late for the win in this summer’s GI Traver’s Stakes at Saratoga!

The top 3 finishers in this year’s GI Travers Stakes in V. E. Day , Wicked Strong  and Tonalist ,will take on their elders in a big field of “12” for Saturday’s $1,000,000, GI Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes, for 3yo and up, at 1 1/4 mile over the Belmont Park main.

Free Past Performances, Brisnet

Free Past Performances, DRF

A Breeders’ Cup “Win and 2014 BC logoYou’re In” (Classic Div.) race

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Post Time for Race #10 – 5:50 pm ET

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Micromanage (KY) 4/C L L Saez 126 T A Pletcher 20/1
2 Last Gunfighter (KY) 5/H L J Bravo 126 C C Brown 20/1
3 Wicked Strong (KY) 3/C L R Maragh 122 J A Jerkens 3/1
4 Zivo (NY) 5/H L J Lezcano 126 C C Brown 6/1
5 Prayer for Relief (KY) 6/H L J R Velazquez 126 D L Romans 15/1
6 Long River (KY) 4/C L C H Velasquez 126 K P McLaughlin 30/1
7 Speak Logistics (FL) 4/C L P Lopez 126 G C Contessa 50/1
8 Tonalist (KY) 3/C L J Rosario 122 C Clement 4/1
9 Stephanoatsee (KY) 5/R L J L Ortiz 126 N P Zito 20/1
10 V. E. Day (KY) 3/C L J Castellano 122 J A Jerkens 5/1
11 Moreno (KY) 4/G L J Alvarado 126 E J Guillot 7/2
12 Big Cazanova (ARG) 5/R L I Ortiz, Jr. 126 P Miller 20/1

Picks are – 3,8,10,11 exacta box with the 4 or 5 added to the back-end of a super ticket!

Beholder to face small field in GI Zenyatta Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Beholder - criused to another easy win the GI Santa Anita Oaks Stakes at Santa Anita Park today!

(Beholder) – will lead a small field of 6 into GI Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday!

Beholder, draws only a field of 6 for her title defense in Saturday’s $300,000, GI Zenyatta Stakes, for 3yo and up F/M’s at 1 1/16 mile over the Santa Anita Park main.

Free Past Performances,

2014 BC logo A Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” (Distaff Div.) race

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Post Time for Race #5 – 2:30 pm PT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1 Tiz Midnight (KY) 4/F L V Espinoza 119 B Baffert 8/1
2 Iotapa (KY) 4/F L J Talamo 124 J W Sadler 2/1
3 Yahilwa (KY) 4/F L R Bejarano 119 J M Cassidy 10/1
4 Beholder (KY) 4/F L M E Smith 121 R E Mandella 1/2
5 Wittgenstein (IRE) 4/F L M Gutierrez 119 D F O’Neill 30/1
6 Tiz the Key (KY) 3/F L T Baze 116 R E Mandella 12/1

Picks are – 1,2,4,6 exacta box, with the 3 at the back-end of a super!

Palace to go for 3rd straight GI win in GI Vosburgh Invitational Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Palace - taking down today's GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt Hcp At Saratoga

(Palace) – taking down the GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt Hcp at Saratoga this past summer!

Palace , goes out 1 more time for the Linda Rice barn seeking his 3rd straight GI win in Saturday’s $400,000, GI Vosburgh Invitational Stakes, for 3yo and up sprinters, at 6f’s over the Belmont Park main.

Free Past Performances,

A Breeders’ Cup “Win and 2014 BC logoYou’re In” (Sprint Div.) race.

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Post Time for Race#8 – 4:41 pm ET

P# PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
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1 Palace (NY) 5/H L C H Velasquez 124 L Rice 2/1
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2 Coup de Grace (KY) 3/C L K D Clark 122 J L Jones 8/1
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3 Zee Bros (KY) 4/C L J Rosario 124 D W Lukas 20/1
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4 Salutos Amigos (KY) 4/G L I Ortiz, Jr. 124 D Jacobson 6/1
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5 Dads Caps (KY) 4/C L J Castellano 124 R R Rodriguez 12/1
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6 Happy My Way (FL) 4/G L J Bravo 124 J F Orseno 3/1
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7 Private Zone (ON) 5/G L M A Pedroza 124 A Velazquez 7/2
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8 Ribo Bobo (FL) 6/G L P Lopez 124 J Servis 20/1

Picks are – 1,5,6,7 exacta box, with the 2,6 or 8 at the back-end of a super!