Keeneland’s Fall Stars Weekend begins to take shape

October 1, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky.—With a week to go until the opening of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet, fields are beginning to take shape for Fall Stars Weekend Oct. 8-10 that will offer 10 stakes worth $3.65 million

Nine of the races are Breeders’ Cup Challenge tests that provide the winners with fees-paid berths into corresponding races at the 38th World Championships to be held Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar.

The following is a list of probable and possible starters for the stakes as compiled by Keeneland Stakes Coordinator Allison DeLuca.

Designates Breeders’ Cup Challenge races.

$400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1): Entries taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, race Friday, Oct. 8 Probable: Diamond Wow (trainer Patrick Biancone), Dream Lith (Robertino Diodoro), Mama Rina (Kenny McPeek), Myfavoritedaughter (Jeff Engler), Penny Saver (McPeek), Pipeline Girl (Tom Amoss), Runup (Laura Wohlers). Possible: Verylittlecents (Randy Morse).

$250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2): Entries taken Tuesday, Oct. 5, race Friday, Oct. 8 – Probable: Aloha West (Wayne Catalano), Mucho (John Ortiz), SpecialReserve (Mike Maker). Possible: Bango (Greg Foley), Endorsed (Maker), Just Might (Michelle Lovell), Quick Tempo (Chris Davis).

$750,000 Keeneland Turf Mile (G1): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Diamond Oops (Patrick Biancone), Field Pass (Mike Maker), FrontRun the Fed (Caio Caramori), Lope Y Fernandez (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien), MonarchsGlen (GB) (Maker), Order of Australia (IRE) (O’Brien), Somelikeithotbrown (Maker), Space Traveller (GB) (Brendan Walsh), Tell Your Daddy (Tom Morley).

$500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Classic Causeway (Brian Lynch), Double Thunder (Todd Pletcher), Rattle N Roll (Kenny McPeek).

$400,000 First Lady (G1) Presented by UK HealthCare: Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Abscond (Eddie Kenneally), Althiqa (GB) (Charles Appleby), Daddy Is a Legend (George Weaver), Dalika (GER) (Al Stall Jr.),Empress Josephine (IRE) (Aidan O’Brien).

$250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2): Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Club Car (Ben Colebrook), Estilo Talentoso (Juan Arriagada).

$200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG: Entries taken Wednesday, Oct. 6, race Saturday, Oct. 9 – Probable: Golden Pal (Wesley Ward), Inhalation (GB) (Edward Vaughan).

$500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1): Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Bonny South (Brad Cox), Envoutante (Kenny McPeek), Letruska (Fausto Gutierrez).

$200,000 Castle & Key Bourbon (G2): Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Brit’s Wit (Andrew McKeever), Credibility (Mark Casse), Dowagiac Chief (Tom Amoss), Fast N Steady (Javier Gonzalez), Martini’nmoonshine (Tom Amoss), On Thin Ice (Casse), Play Action Pass (Robert Medina), Red Danger (Brian Lynch), Tizthe Bomb (Kenny McPeek).

$200,000 Indian Summer (L) Presented by Keeneland Select: Entries taken Thursday, Oct. 7, race Sunday, Oct. 10 – Probable: Averly Jane (Wesley Ward), Kaufymaker(Ward), Roman Poet (Tom Amoss).

Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet opens Friday, Oct. 8 and runs through Saturday, Oct. 30. 
Post time for the first race each day is 1 p.m. ET. No racing Mondays and Tuesdays.

All General Admission, Reserved Seat and Dining tickets must be pre-purchased online
at tickets.Keeneland.com or on the Keeneland Race Day app. To expedite entry at Keeneland, walk-up cash purchase will not be available at admission gates. Online advance-purchase.

General Admission tickets are $7; online day-of General Admission tickets are $10. 
Tickets will be sent via email or text directly to your phone and can be scanned at the gate.

For info on the Best Breeders’ Cup Seminar click HERE

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