Keeneland Racecourse Betting and Race cards

When it comes to horse racing tracks in the United States of America, then Keeneland is high on the list. This is an American racecourse which hosts a large number of meetings throughout the year and we provide Keeneland race cards so that you can go through the latest races and place your bets on the available odds.

Bet on the latest Keeneland betting odds

Keeneland racecourse is located in Kentucky, with live racing meets hosted in April and October each year. Keeneland races really come to life in the spring due to a fifteen-day spring meet which is one of the richest horse racing festivals in north America.

Bet on the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland

The Blue Grass Stakes is probably the most famous Keeneland race and this is normally seen as a prep run for the Kentucky Derby, with three-year-old thoroughbred horses competing over nine furlongs on the dirt track and we often see Kentucky Derby winners appear at Keeneland before going on to win the big race.

The Blue Grass Stakes was first inaugurated in 1911 and now takes pride of place on the Keeneland race card, with Art Collector, Vekoma and Good Magic among the recent winners of the race.

Keeneland Race Cards Also Include High-Profile Races

The Ashland Stakes also forms part of the 15-day spring meet and you can enjoy Keeneland betting when it comes to this race, with this being an 8.5 furlong contest which is exclusively for three-year-old fillies. This Grade I event is often seen as a pre-cursor to some of the most prestigious American races for fillies including the Kentucky Oaks, Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.

The Breeders’ Futurity Stakes takes place later in the year and you’ll see it appear on Keeneland race cards around October time. As the name suggests, this is often regarded as a prep run for the later Breeders’ Cup meeting and this is a race for two-year-old horses over 8.5 furlongs.

The Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes is also popular when it comes to Keeneland odds and this is another October race where horses compete over the distance of one mile and this also feeds into the Breeders’ Cup meeting. Indeed, the winner automatically qualifies for the Breeders’ Cup Mile as part of the process.

The History of Keeneland Race Course

Keeneland Race Course was officially opened in 1936, with this forming one half of the set-up in Kentucky considering that a lot of the business is also afforded to Keeneland Sales which is a horse auction business on the same complex.

This is also a track that has hosted the Breeders’ Cup, something it did in 2015, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic being won by American Pharaoh as part of an American Triple Crown success. It was also selected to host the 2020 Breeders’ Cup, thus maintaining its status as one of the leading American tracks.