Keeneland’s Rich Opening Weekend Stakes Attract Breeders’ Cup Winners Goodnight Olive, Caravel

March 27, 2023

Goodnight Olive after her victory in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Courtney Snow/Past The Wire)

Keeneland Press Release

Eight stakes worth a combined $4.05 million will be run

LEXINGTON, Ky.— Keeneland’s 2023 Spring Meet begins April 7 with two days of spectacular racing featuring eight stakes worth a combined $4.05 million, including the $600,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on opening day and the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) the following day. Among the standouts nominated to other stakes are two winners from last fall’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland: champion Goodnight Olive and Caravel.

First post is 1 p.m. ET with the exception of Toyota Blue Grass Day on Saturday, April 8 when the first race is 12:30 p.m. Keeneland is closed for racing Easter Sunday, April 9.

FanDuel TV will present extensive live coverage of every Keeneland race. In addition, all races will be livestreamed at no charge on, Keeneland Race Day App, Keeneland Select and Keeneland’s YouTube channel.

Click here for the 2023 Keeneland Spring Meet stakes schedule, which includes links to stakes nominees and their past performances.

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