Keeneland Plans Wide Live
By Blood-Horse Staff
March 30, 2015 2:53 PM
Racing at Keeneland's 15-day spring meet will be broadcast live on national
television, local radio networks, and Keeneland.com as part of wide-ranging
coverage for race fans.
The spring meet begins Friday, April 3, and runs through Friday, April 24, with
live racing Wednesdays through Sundays. Gates open at 11 a.m. ET; post time for
the first race is 1:05 p.m. except on Saturday, April 4, and Saturday, April 11,
when first post is 12:35 p.m. Keeneland is closed Easter Sunday, April 5.
The $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) on opening Saturday, April 4, will be
broadcast live on NBC Sports Network from 5-7 p.m. ET. A replay of the $500,000
Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) will be shown during the broadcast.
The Blue Grass is run at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds, and the Ashland is for
3-year-old fillies competing at 1 1/16 miles. Each race is worth 170 point—100
points to the winner, 40 to second, 20 to third, and 10 for fourth—toward the
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr.
The $300,000 Jenny Wiley (gr. IT) and $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) on
Saturday, April 11, will be featured live on FOX Sports 1 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. as
part of The Jockey Club Tour on FOX.
TVG and Keeneland.com will air each day's races live. Keeneland fans also can
access Trakus race feeds that show race replays in various animated formats
using the patented, real-time technology.
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investigative agency whose principal mission was to address
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represents a unified effort by TRA-member racetrack associations
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