Welcome to the Daily Racing Form online archive. Thanks to the cooperation among the Keeneland Association, the Daily Racing Form, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Virtual Library, the archive now includes 246,000 pages and 842,000 articles.
May 22, 2012
The Kentucky Digital Library has taken part of the DRF Archive offline. 1896 through the 1950s are available at this time. We will post notice when the restricted content goes back online.
April 6, 2012
Keeneland will host its 1st spring meeting beginning April 17, 1937. The 11-day meet is to culminate with 27th running of the Blue Grass Stakes which originated at Lexington’s retired Kentucky Association track.
October 19, 2011
LEXINGTON KY, Oct. 19, 1938
Rain fell on Keeneland this afternoon for the first time during the meeting but the showers failed to dampen the enthusiasm, and a fairsized crowd saw Burgoo Miss race to her third straight victory here, and Volitation proved the victim of the first disqualification.
September 13, 2011
On this day in history, 1914 noted Thoroughbred breeder and financier, James Ben Ali Haggin, died at 91. He is the namesake for a graded stakes race at Keeneland. The Ben Ali Stakes was first run at the Keeneland Association race track in 1917. Last run at the Kentucky Association track in 1922, the Ben Ali was revived at Keeneland in the spring of 1937. He purchased Elmendorf Farm, “one of the choicest bits of blue grass land,” in 1897 to establish his Kentucky breeding operations.
June 8, 2011
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