- Associated Press - Friday, April 6, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Keeneland’s 16-day spring meet opens with a forecast of cold temperatures and possibly snow for its marquee stakes races.

The Grade 3 Transylvania for 3-year-olds on Friday’s opening day begins a packed weekend slate featuring eight graded stakes races worth $2.75 million. Keeneland has canceled some Saturday morning activities ahead of several inches of snow expected but plans to proceed with its 1:05 p.m. post time.

The $1 million Grade 2 Blue Grass and $500,000 Grade 1 Ashland for fillies highlight an 11-race Saturday card with those events each awarding 170 qualifying points toward next month’s Kentucky Derby and Oaks respectively at Churchill Downs.


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Eclipse Award winner Good Magic is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the 15-horse Blue Grass covering 1 1/16 miles. Monomoy Girl is the 4-5 choice for the seven-filly Ashland over 8 1/2 furlongs.

Races are Wednesday through Sunday until April 27.



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