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Keeneland Fall Meet Begins Friday

A stakes packed fall race meet at Keeneland begins Friday and runs through Oct. 24 with no racing on Mondays and Tuesdays.  A total of 18 stakes worth $4.775 million will be offered, with several featuring runners to be seen at Breeders’ Cup Nov. 6 and 7, also at Keeneland. All 17 days of this prestigious meet will be available for wagering in the Canterbury Park Racebook. Post time is 12:05 p.m.

According to a press release  from track publicity, on opening weekend, known as Fall Stars Weekend, nine stakes are “Win and You’re In” events, part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Presented by America’s Best Racing that awards each winner an automatic and free entry into the World Championships: $350,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) (Juvenile Fillies-G1) and $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) (Sprint-G1) on Friday, Oct. 2; $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) (TVG Mile-G1), $400,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) (TVG Juvenile-G1), $350,000 First Lady Presented by UK HealthCare (G1) (Maker’s Mark Filly and Mare Turf-G1) and $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) (Filly and Mare Sprint-G1) on Saturday, Oct. 3; and $400,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) (Distaff-G1), $200,000 Bourbon (G2) (Juvenile Turf Presented by Coolmore America-G1) and $150,000 Indian Summer (L) (Juvenile Turf Sprint-G2) on Sunday, Oct. 4.

The other graded stakes during Fall Stars Weekend, also being run Saturday, Oct. 3, is the $150,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by TVG.