Five Stakes and Keeneland Library Exhibit “Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland”

October 21, 2022

Upcoming Stakes Probables and Week 3 Special Events

LEXINGTON, Ky.—For Week 3, Keeneland offers a variety of events including five stakes, a Library Exhibit “Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, Official Tours, Sunrise Trackside, Friday and Saturday tailgating on The Hill with a jumbo TV, food trucks and live music and much more!

$300,000 Rubicon Valley View (G3), 3-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles on the turf (Entries taken Sunday; race Friday, Oct. 28) – California Angel (trainer George Leonard III), Dolce Zel (FR) (Chad Brown), Heavenly Hellos (Rey Hernandez), Turnerloose (Brad Cox). Possible: Diamond Wow (Patrick Biancone).

$200,000 Myrtlewood, 2-year-old fillies, 6 furlongs (Entries taken Sunday; race Friday, Oct. 28) – Alva Starr (Brett Brinkman),Lady Radler (Michael Campbell), Satin Doll (Doug O’Neill), Somebody’s Problem (Greg Foley), Take Charge Briana (D. Wayne Lukas), Time for Champagne (Rusty Arnold).

$350,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), 3-year-olds and up, 1 1/8 miles (Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 26; race Saturday, Oct. 29) – Ain’t Life Grand (Kelly Von Hemel), First Captain (Shug McGaughey), King Fury (Kenny McPeek), Last Samurai (D. Wayne Lukas). Possible: West Will Power (Brad Cox).

$300,000 Bryan Station (G3), 3-year-olds, 1 mile on the turf (Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 26; race Saturday, Oct. 29) – Churchtown (Roger Attfield), Dakota Gold (Danny Gargan), Double Clutch (Rusty Arnold), Fort Washington (Shug McGaughey), Play Action Pass (Robert Medina), Ready to Purrform (Brad Cox), Speaking Scout (Graham Motion), Stolen Base (Mike Maker).

$200,000 Bowman Mill, 2-year-olds, 6 furlongs (Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 26; race Saturday, Oct. 29) – BourbonBash(D. Wayne Lukas), Damon’s Mound (Michelle Lovell), Havnameltdown (Bob Baffert), Quick Hammer (Brad Cox), Two Phil’s (Larry Rivelli). Possible: Sir Lancelot (Mike Stidham).

Week 3 Special Events


Official Keeneland ToursVisit for availability and to purchase. New: Road to the Breeders’ Cup Tour and Breeders’ Cup Experience Tour.

Now through December – Keeneland Library Exhibit “Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland.” Enjoy photographs from the memorable 2015 and 2020 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland along with artifacts from Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and mementos of fan favorites American Pharoah and Zenyatta. The Library is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Every Friday and Saturday – The Hill. No ticket or reservation is required for Keeneland’s popular free tailgating area, which is open Fridays and Saturdays and offers a unique way to experience the races. Fans on The Hill can participate in the racing action via a jumbo TV and wagering, while food trucks and live music presented by The Burl create a festive atmosphere. Those who wish to elevate their tailgating experience can book a premium package that includes tent, tables, amenities, reserved area for the day and more with REVELxp, the official tent partner for organized tailgates. Visit for details.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Sunrise Trackside. This free morning program is geared toward families and offers a unique view of Thoroughbreds during training hours. Children’s activities from 8-10 a.m. include a meet and greet with Keeneland’s mascot, Buckles, along with face painting, games and more. Fans can enjoy coffee and donuts at The Starting Gate concessions while watching horses train. Mini tours are available at the Welcome Stand near the Paddock. A 30-minute Paddock demonstration with cartoonist Remi Bellocq along with a horse for patrons to pet begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunrise Trackside is open to the public and does not require a ticket to attend.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Heroes Day Presented by Rubicon. Heroes Day honors members of the military (active duty and veterans) and first responders (law enforcement, firefighters, EMTs and health care workers) and their families with free general admission and access to reserved Grandstand seats. The Family Zone will offer free lunch provided by City BBQ and children’s activities for those families in the North Terrace from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Keeneland will showcase a POW-MIA Chair of Honor to bring awareness to past and current POW-MIA military members through a partnership with The Rolling Thunder Kentucky Chapter 5. Heroes Day also will feature a flag unfurling on the main track between races, and local heroes will be recognized in the Winner’s Circle throughout the afternoon. 

Fall Meet Leaders

Through Oct. 20 (10 days of 17-day season)

Tyler Gaffalione64977$1,077,698
Luis Saez699710$1,019,751

Florent Geroux and John Velazquez have 8 wins each.

Todd Pletcher23914$1,673,711

Brad Cox, Kenny McPeek and Wesley Ward have 5 wins each.

BBN Racing (Ann Braxton Lynch)3
Peter M. Brant2
Grit to Glory Racing (Thomas L. Van Berg)2
JMJ Racing Stables (Dennis Narlinger)2
Susan Moulton2
NBS Stables (John Ballantyne)2
Silverton Hill (Bonnie and Tommy Hamilton)2
Stonetreet Stables (Barbara Banke)2

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