Spring horseracing begins April 5 at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The spring horseracing season in Kentucky begins next week with the opening of Keeneland in Lexington.

The 2013 spring race meeting begins April 5 and goes for 16 days. The signature race is the 89th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass, a Grade-one stakes race that is a springboard to the Kentucky Derby.

The Toyota Blue Grass is scheduled for April 13.

Keeneland will conduct racing Wednesday through Sunday except for the final week. The last day of the meet is Friday, April 26.

Admission is $5, with children 12 and under free.

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