141 Nominees for Blue Grass Stakes

Edited from Keeneland track notes

Peace Rules and Ocean Terrace, who thrust themselves into the Kentucky Derby picture with important victories last weekend, are among 141 horses nominated to Keeneland's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

The 1 1/8-mile grade I race for 3-year-olds will be run Saturday, April 12, three weeks before the Derby. It will be televised nationally by NBC from 4:30-6 p.m. (ET). Keeneland's spring meeting begins on Friday, April 4, and continues through Friday, April 25. The Blue Grass is one of 19 stakes races--14 graded--scheduled for the 15-day meeting.

Edmund A. Gann's Peace Rules won the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Fog City Stable's Ocean Terrace captured the $200,000, El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields.

Joining them on the list of nominees are Peace Rules' highly regarded stablemate, Empire Maker; the undefeated winner of Keeneland's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity, Sky Mesa; Hutcheson Stakes victor Lion Tamer; and Calumet Farm's promising Region Of Merit. Also nominated are Badge Of Silver, the Risen Star Stakes victor; Champali, winner of the Battaglia Memorial; Funny Cide, third in the Louisiana Derby; Great Notion, winner of the Southwest Stakes; Irish-based Hold That Tiger, third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) last year; Ministers Wild Cat, winner of the Golden State Mile; Offlee Wild, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III); and Saintly Look, who captured the Lecomte.

Since it has been run at Keeneland, 18 horses have used the Blue Grass as a stepping stone to victory in the Kentucky Derby.

2003 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Nominees
Acceptable Venture
Admiralty Arch
Affable
Alke
Alysweep
American Liberty
Apalachian Thunder
Arbitrate
Aristocat
Atswhatimtalknbout
Auto City
Awesome of Course
Awesome Time
Badge of Silver
Big Country
Bishop Court Hill
Boston Park
Brancusi
Buju
Campaign Castle
Captain Fantastic
Champali
Chimney Slew
Christine's Outlaw
City Desk
Colita
Color Me Gone
Commander's Affair
Crisp Decision
Crosstown Caper
Crowned Dancer
Dance Pro
Deep Shadow
Defy Logic
Delacroix
Deputy Lad
Desert Warrior
Dynever
Elusive Gentleman
Empire Maker
Engineered
Eugene's Third Son
Excessivepleasure
Flirt With Fortune
Flying Jazz
Formal Attire
Funny Cide
Gigawatt
Grand (IRE)
Great Notion
Grey Comet
Gross Margin
Halo Homewrecker
Hold That Tiger
Home of Stars
Honeagle
Indy Dancer
Indy Flag
Iron Lad (IRE)
Irrawaddy
Just Wonder (GB)
Kinglsey Club
Kissin Saint
Larry B
Lion Tamer
Lone Star Sky
Lots of Sizzle
Love is Blind (IRE)
Lucy I'm Home
Macchiato (FR)
Major Decision
Man Among Men
Marino Marini
Massive
Midas Eyes
Midway Cat
Midway Road
Minister's Wild Cat
Most Feared
Mustang Jock
Nacheezmo
Nebuchadnezzar
Nothing to Lose
Ocean Terrace
Offlee Wild
One Nice Cat
Ontario
Orville Forest
Outta Here
Ozzie Cat
Patacon
Peace Rules
Political Risk
Popular Groom
Prince Alphie
Prince in Command
Private Gold
Quick Draw
Randwick
Ransom the Krooner
Region of Merit
Remo
Risky Cat
Roaring Fever
Rojo Toro
Roses in May
Saint Liam
Saintly Look
Savoy Special
Scrimshaw
Seek Gold
Senor Swinger
Shop Hill
Siberland
Sir Cherokee
Sircharlesschnabel
Sky Mesa
Skycrossing
Some Kind of Tiger
Southern Image
Special Rate
Spensive
Steelaninch (GB)
Stone Canyon
Strength Within
Strong Hope
Supah Blitz
Supervisor
Sushi Train
Tarkovsky
Ten Cents a Shine
Ten Most Wanted
Tito's Beau
Toccet
Tomahawk
Trident House
Truckle Feature
Upstage
Warhol
Wild Honour
Windsor Lodge

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