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Bowies Hero wins $1m Shadwell Turf for Breeders’ Cup berth; Keeneland smashes Pick Five mark

Agave Racing Stable, ERJ Racing and Madaket Stables’ Bowies Hero emerged from a crowded pack in the stretch to win the 34th running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) for 3-year-olds and up by three-quarters of a length before a chamber of commerce Saturday afternoon crowd of 26,567. Keeneland smashed its Fall Meet all-sources and Pick Five wagering records, both set on Fall Stars Saturday...

Suedois runs down Heart to Heart to win $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile Saturday at Keeneland

George Turner and Clipper Logistics’ Suedois (FR) caught front-running Heart to Heart in deep stretch to prevail by a half-length and win the 32nd running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) before a Saturday afternoon crowd of 28,763, the second-largest Fall Stars Saturday on record. The day featured five graded stakes worth $2.35 million, including four Breeders’ Cup Challenge stakes in...

American Patriot, Divisidero the headliners for Keeneland’s Fall Stars opening weekend

WinStar Farm’s American Patriot, winner of this spring’s Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland, and two-time Grade 1 winner Divisidero headline the list of horses nominated to Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend on Oct. 6-8, the opening weekend of the 17-day Fall Meet that runs through Oct. 28. Fall Stars Weekend features nine graded stakes worth $3.75 million. Five of those races are Grade 1 events...

Faltering start doesn’t stop late-running Wise Dan in $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile victory

Wise Dan captured the Shadwell Turf Mile Saturday, winning his 14th consecutive race on grass and his record seventh stakes at Keeneland (Keeneland Photo)   Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan overcame a bad start, weaved his way through traffic and rolled past the leaders in deep stretch to win the 29th running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) – the first seven-figure...

Faltering start doesn't stop late-running Wise Dan in $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile victory

Wise Dan captured the Shadwell Turf Mile Saturday, winning his 14th consecutive race on grass and his record seventh stakes at Keeneland (Keeneland Photo)   Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan overcame a bad start, weaved his way through traffic and rolled past the leaders in deep stretch to win the 29th running of the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) – the first seven-figure...

$1 million Shadwell Turf Mile features Wise Dan against field of seven opponents Saturday

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan will face a field of seven Saturday in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland (Keeneland Photo)   Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is based at Keeneland, will face seven opponents Saturday in the 29th running of the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), the first $1 million race in Keeneland history.   The Shadwell Turf Mile...

Keeneland Fall Meet opens Friday, features first $1 million race and new dirt track surface

Featuring a new dirt racing surface and its first $1 million purse, Keeneland opens its 2014 Fall Meet on Friday (Keeneland Photo)   Keeneland thunders out of the starting gate for its 2014 Fall Race Meet on Friday, Oct. 3, with world-class racing on a new dirt track surface and continued commitment to enhancing the fan experience.   For the first time in its storied history Keeneland will...

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan gets workout in preparation for Shadwell Mile

Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan got a strong workout at Keeneland this week in preparation for his next race in the Shadwell Turf Mile (Photo from Keeneland)   Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan worked on Keeneland’s turf course this week as he prepares for his next start in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) on Oct. 4.   Clockers caught Wise Dan, with regular exercise...

Shadwell Turf Mile will provide Keeneland with first $1 million stakes race in October

The Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 4 will carry a purse of $1 million, a first for Keeneland (Photo from Keeneland Media Relations)   Keeneland, in partnership with Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Shadwell Farm, announced Tuesday that the Shadwell Turf Mile will carry a purse of $1 million for its 29th running on Saturday, Oct. 4.   With the increase, the Shadwell Turf Mile becomes Keeneland’s...