Fields take shape for Keeneland’s Fall Stars weekend – Horse Racing News

With six days until Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet opens, the grounds are shaping up for Fall Stars Weekend October 7-9, which will feature 11 stakes worth $5.45 million.

Nine of the races are Breeders’ Cup Challenge testswhich allocate paid places to the winners in the races corresponding to the 39 e

World Championships, which will take place on November 4 and 5 in Keeneland.

According to Keeneland Stakes coordinator Allison De Luca, the possible runners for the stakes are as follows:

Friday, October 7. Registrations taken Tuesday, October 4 *$500,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1), 2-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles: Boss Lady Bailey (trainer John Ortiz), Hurry up (Brad Cox), Essaouira (Graham Movement), Fun and fiery (Kenny McPeek) infinity diamond (Patrick Biancone) Just Cindy (Eddie Kenneally), Stellar Lady (McPeek), marvelous wheel

(Marc Casse). *$350,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2), 3+, 1,400 metres: Baytown Bears (Paul McEntee) Long Range Toddy (Dallas Stewart) Meraas (Chad Summers), Necker Island (Chris Hartman) Nakatomi (Wesley Ward) Sibelius (Jeremiah O’Dwyer), Sir Alfred James (Lynn Cash) Special reserve (MikeMaker), best gunner

(John Ortiz). *$350,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2), 2-year-old fillies, 1 1/16 miles (turf): DC speed controller (Kenny McPeek) Hurry up (Brad Cox), Dulcia (Joe Sharp) play music (Marc Casse), promise of hope (Tom Amos) towing head (MikeMaker), what an honor


Saturday 8 October. Registrations taken Wednesday, October 5 * $1 million Coolmore Turf Mile (G1), ages 3 and up, 1 mile (turf): house credo (Bill Mott) Emaraaty (Chad Brown), Greyes Creek (Paulo Lobo) Lover (Lobo), Ivar (Lobo), Masen (Brown), Princess Grace (Mike Stidham) Santín (Brendan Walsh) Pieces together (Brad Cox), Smooth as the strait (Michael McCarthy) Somelikeithotbrown (MikeMaker), Win from within

(Jorge Delgado). *$600,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1), 2 years, 1 1/16 miles: Carmel Way (Bob Baffert) Strong (Todd Plecher) Frosty start (Kenny McPeek) Funtastic again (Wesley Ward) Good heart (Brendan Walsh) Sharpened (McPeek), Jin-Tong (Doug O’Neill) lost ark (Pletcher), national treasure (Baffert), Powerful (Steve Asmussen) Two Phil

(Larry Rivelli). $750,000 First Lady (G1), 3+, fillies and mares, 1 mile (turf): Alms (Mike Stidham) In Italian (Chad Brown), Market Rumor (Ian Wilkes) Princess Grace (Stidham), Royal Glory (Brown), Technical analysis

(Brown). *$350,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2), 3+, fillies and mares, 6 furlongs: Bell is the only one (Neil Pessin) Club car (Ben Colebrook) happy soul (Wesley Ward) joyful cadence (John Ortiz), Freedom MD (Ian Wilkes) Palm Cottage (Paulo Lobo) Sconsin (Greg Foley) Slammed

(Todd Fincher). $350,000 Woodford (G2), 3+, 5 ½ furlongs (grass): Artemus city limits (MikeMaker), Asymmetric (Wesley Ward) On the way to nowhere (Hall), County Final (Steve Asmussen) speed jockey (Rusty Arnold) golden friend


Sunday October 9. Registrations taken Thursday, October 6 * $600,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1), 3+, fillies and mares, 1 1/8 miles: army wife (MikeMaker), Letruska (Fausto Gutierrez) Malathaat (Todd Plecher) played hard (Phil Bauer), Princess of Cairo (Mike Puhich) shedaresthedevil

(Brad Cox). *$350,000 Castle & Key Bourbon (G2), 2 years, 1 1/16 miles (turf): If minor (Kenny McPeek) Boppy O (Marc Casse), Giant (Steve Asmussen) Good heart (Brendan Walsh) Mendel’s secret (MikeMaker), Oscar (John Ortiz), Refined flair (McPeek), Very well (Maker), Calculation strength (Walch), Red Road One

(Asmussen). * $250,000 Indian Summer (L), 2-year-old, 5 ½ furlongs (turf): Dance of Death (Kelsey Danner) love rules (Wesley Ward) No Kay Never (Hall), No no Hudson (Hall), Private Credo

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