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Keeneland Hikes Woodford, Bourbon Purses

Keeneland boosted the purses of two Breeders’ Cup prep races that are part of its Oct. 7-9 FallStars Weekend, it announced Sept. 16.


Purses for the Woodford Stakes and Bourbon Stakes—both grade III races—will be increased to $150,000 from $100,000.
The Woodford Stakes, run on Saturday, Oct. 8, is for 3-year-olds and up going 5 1/2 furlongs over the turf. It serves as a prep race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT). In 2010, Chamberlain Bridge prepped in the Woodford Stakes before going on to win the Turf Sprint.


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