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Keeneland Press Release | OTB Writer
Updated: July 06, 2020

Keeneland Racecourse will host a five-day Summer Meet, to be held Wednesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 12. Under the current safety protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Summer Meet would be held without spectators.

Keeneland plans to host 9-10 races each day of the Summer Meet, and feature 10 graded stakes traditionally run during the track's Spring Meet, anchored by the $600,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), preps for the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Kentucky Oaks (G1), respectively.

A total of 109 horses were entered for Wednesday's nine-race card that marks opening day of Keeneland's five-day Summer Meet.

First post during the Summer Meet is 1:05 p.m. ET.

In Wednesday's eighth race, an $80,000 allowance event for 3-year-olds going 5½ furlongs on turf, Stonestreet Stables' Cambria will face males when she makes her first start since finishing ninth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) in November at Santa Anita.

Wesley Ward trains Cambria, a daughter of Speightstown who has won three of four starts. She will be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione.

Keeneland 2020 Summer Stakes Schedule

According to Keeneland Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque, here are potential fields for each Summer Meet stakes as of Sunday, July 5:

Graded Stakes for Friday, July 10

$300,000 Maker's Mark Mile (G1)

Emmaus (IRE) (trained by Conor Murphy), Everfast (Jack Sisterson), Halladay (Todd Pletcher), Raging Bull (FR) (Chad Brown), War of Will (Mark Casse), Without Parole (GB) (Brown). Possible: Diamond Oops (Patrick Biancone), English Bee (Graham Motion), Next Shares (Richard Baltas), Set Piece (GB) (Brad Cox).

$100,000 Beaumont (G3)

Finding Fame (Shug McGaughey), Four Graces (Ian Wilkes), Sconsin (Greg Foley), Turtle Trax (Ian Wilkes).Possible: Rising Seas (Ben Colebrook), Speech (Michael McCarthy).

Graded Stakes for Saturday, July 11

$600,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2)

Art Collector (Tom Drury Jr.), Attachment Rate (Dale Romans), Basin (Steve Asmussen), Enforceable (Mark Casse), Finnick the Fierce (Rey Hernandez), Hard Lighting (Alexis Delgado), Hunt the Front (Nick Zito), Man in the Can (Ron Moquett), Mr. Big News (Bret Calhoun), Rushie (Michael McCarthy), Shivaree (Ralph Nicks), Winning Impression (Dallas Stewart). Possible: Swiss Skydiver (Kenny McPeek).

$400,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

Bonny South (Brad Cox), Envoutante (Kenny McPeek), Swiss Skydiver (McPeek), Tonalist's Shape (Saffie Joseph Jr.), Venetian Harbor (Richard Baltas). Possible: Speech (Michael McCarthy), Tempers Rising (Dallas Stewart).

$350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1)

Altea (FR) (Chad Brown), Jolie Olimpica (BRZ) (Richard Mandella), La Signare (FR) (Brendan Walsh), Mucho Unusual (Tim Yakteen), Rushing Fall (Brown), Secret Message (Graham Motion), Toinette (Neil Drysdale). Possible: Juliet Foxtrot (GB) (Brad Cox), Starship Jubilee (Kevin Attard).

$250,000 Madison Stakes (G1)

Amy's Challenge (McLean Robertson), Bell's the One (Neil Pessin), Guarana (Chad Brown), Mia Mischief (Steve Asmussen), Princess Causeway (Ian Wilkes), Sally's Curlin (Dale Romans). Possible: Diamond Crazy (Dallas Stewart), Jean Elizabeth (Larry Rivelli).

$150,000 Shakertown (G2)

Bound for Nowhere (Wesley Ward), Extravagant Kid (Brendan Walsh), Fast Boat (Joe Sharp), High Crime (Darrin Miller), Just Might (Michelle Lovell), Leinster (Rusty Arnold), Real News (Al Stall Jr.), Sabador (FR) (Conor Murphy), Shekky Shebaz (Christophe Clement), Tell Your Daddy (Neil Pessin), Texas Wedge (Peter Miller), Tiger Blood (Mike Maker), Totally Boss (Arnold), Wildman Jack (Doug O'Neill). Possible: Star of Kodiak (Chris Davis).

$150,000 Appalachian (G2)

Alms (Mike Stidham), Enola Gay (Shug McGaughey), Ivyetsu (Rusty Arnold), Mariafoot (FR) (Cherie DeVaux), Outburst (GB) (Eddie Kenneally), Walk In Marrakesh (IRE) (Ignacio Correas IV). Possible: Cat's Pajamas (Graham Motion), Lucky Betty (Will VanMeter), Stela Star (IRE) (John Sadler).

Note: Wagering on July 11 will feature a $500,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Five and $500,000 Guaranteed All-Stakes Pick Four.

Graded Stakes for Sunday, July 12

$175,000 TVG Elkhorn (G2

He's No Lemon (Graham Motion), Hellorhighwater (Darrin Miller), Henley's Joy (Steve Asmussen), Hierarchy (Joe Sharp), Jais's Solitude (Eddie Kenneally), Nakamura (Motion), Oscar Dominguez (IRE) (Richard Baltas), Ry's the Guy (Ian Wilkes), Zulu Alpha (Mike Maker). Possible: Arklow (Brad Cox).

$100,000 Kentucky Utilities Transylvania (G3)

Irish Mias (Graham Motion), Smooth Like Strait (Michael McCarthy), Spanish Kingdom (Joe Sharp), Street Ready (Ian Wilkes), Vintage Print (Chad Brown). Possible: Bama Breeze (Rusty Arnold), Buy Me Candy (Ignacio Correas IV), Mo Hawk (Rodolphe Brisset).

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