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Chad Brown Stable 1-2 in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

September 28, 2015 -- Trainer Chad Brown went 1-2 in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic with Big Blue Kitten and Slumber at Belmont Park Saturday, elevating him to second in the North American trainer standings with current year purses of $13,739,798.

Todd Pletcher leads the trainer standings with $20,260,605. Bob Baffert dropped to third with $13,221,781.

American Pharoah tops the equine standings with $5,538,800. California Chrome is second with $2,100,000 and Frosted is third with $1,912,200.

Javier Castellano continues to lead the jockey standings with current year purses totaling $21,200,937. John Velasquez is second with $15,884,973 and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is third with $15,687,791.

Equine earnings are for all starters of at least one race in North America and include earnings from all international races. Trainer and jockey standings are for North American-based individuals but include earnings from select international races.

Click HERE for the weekly leaders through September 27, 2015.

Notable News:
This fall, Keeneland will offer special seating, dining options as a prelude to Breeders' Cup

By Janet Patton
Lexington Herald-Leader
jpatton1@herald-leader.comOctober 1, 2015

Keeneland fans, get ready for a fall racing meet unlike anything you've ever seen. Just like the racehorses, genteel, quiet Keeneland is training up to the championships.

The track is gearing up for the Breeders' Cup, which comes to Central Kentucky for the first time on Oct. 30 and 31.

"Everything we're doing is to provide an exceptional experience, and it's not just for this one event," says Bill Thomason, Keeneland president and CEO. The track is "always trying to improve the experience for our guests."

And that's great for racing fans. Ever wanted to sit in one of the coveted boxes?

Now you can try out the grandstand "loge" boxes, special seating erected for the Breeders' Cup. These boxes are in front of the regular ones, so you will have prime places to enjoy some of the best in racing, but keep in mind they aren't under cover, so you might want to come armed with an umbrella or a parasol, depending on the weather.
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