General Quarters ridden by Eibar Coa wins the 85th running of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in front of a crowd of 27,788.
Before the sun is up, horses are on the track. Riders in thick jackets and leather chaps ease them up the stretch and gallop them back down, around the turn. Hooves pound. Puffs of steam pour from big nostrils. The grandstand casts a giant shadow, holding winter’s last chill.
One of the things I enjoy most is showing people things they don’t normally get to see. The infrared camera is another way to do that.
We all know what horses look like, and most of us in Central Kentucky have a good idea what Keeneland race track looks like. But I’m pretty sure none of us have ever thought about what Keeneland might look like in the infrared light spectrum. Read more
Mikey James and Matthew Straight, recent graduates of the North American Racing Academy, have brought their riding careers to Keeneland’s fall meet.
View slide shows and video from this year’s September Yearling Sales at Keeneland.
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