Keyword: Blue Grass Stakes

  • Enhanced Security Needed for All Races

    The three major Triple Crown prep races Saturday, April 4, will feature enhanced security protocols, which on one level is good news, but also serves as reminder of how much more is needed.

  • Carpe Diem arrived at Keeneland on March 31.

    Blue Grass Hopefuls Train at Keeneland

    Carpe Diem, the even-money morning-line favorite in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland, arrived at the Lexington oval the evening of March 31 and galloped around the main track April 1.

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    Carpe Diem Back at Keeneland for Blue Grass

    Carpe Diem won the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) by 6 1/4 lengths during the fall meet in his graded debut and returns to Lexington after winning the March 7 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. II) in his first start of 2015.

  • Nick Zito

    Zito Still Shooting With Quimet, Frammento

    "If you don't do it (again), they're right there to say, 'This guy can do better.' That's the way it goes," said Nick Zito, who will saddle Quimet in the March 28 Florida Derby (gr. I) and Frammento in the Blue Grass (gr. I).

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    Upstart, Frosted, Imperia All Work in Florida

    Upstart, winner of the Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) and disqualified from first in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), breezed six furlongs at Palm Meadows March 13. Frosted and Imperia also worked.

  • Arkansas Derby Last of its Kind

    Keeneland is now back on dirt and that means the Blue Grass Stakes is back to being a major prep for the Kentucky Derby and no longer a haven for grass and synthetic horses looking to back door it into the Run for the Roses.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 7

    Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's move of the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Lenny's Place - 12/16/2014 - Episode 7

    Lenny Shulman sits down to ask Old Friends Farm founder Michael Blowen how he became interested in horse racing. Lenny also comments on Kentucky Derby prep implications with Keeneland's changes to the Blue Grass Stakes.

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    Medal Count Popular in Casual Media Poll

    An unofficial poll of media members covering the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) at Churchill Downs put Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count at the top of the selections list May 3.

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    No Kentucky Derby for Pablo Del Monte

    Pablo Del Monte, the also-eligible who got a chance to draw in to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) following the withdrawal of Rebel Stakes (gr. II) winner Hoppertunity, will not run in the classic.

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    California Owners Tempted by 'Fate'

    Fate has indeed brought together a far-reaching partnership group that races Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner Dance With Fate, who ships in from California in a bid to take his second grade I race in three weeks in Kentucky.

  • That Handicapping Show: Blue Grass Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst are on location at Keeneland this week to handicap the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Blue Grass Stakes.

  • Is Bobby's Kitten Ready to Roar?

    Will Bobby's Kitten stamp himself as a Kentucky Derby contender with a strong showing in the Blue Grass Stakes?

  • All Blue Grass (Almost) All the Time

    The focus has shifted at Keeneland, as it usually does during the second week of April, to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Derby hopefuls who will emerge from that event.

  • Bobby's Kitten is the 3-1 favorite on the morning line for the Bluegrass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2815276253&k=x46BVh5">Order This Photo</a>

    Bobby's Kitten Favored in Blue Grass Stakes

    The $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) drew an overflow field for its 90th renewal to be run April 12 at Keeneland, with Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Bobby's Kitten favored at 3-1 from post 5.

  • Gala Award wins the Palm Beach Stakes.
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    Mourning Currin Family Celebrates Gala Award

    If you listened closely enough at Gulfstream Park after the $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes (gr. III) March 1, you could almost hear the cheers from California, and perhaps beyond, as Gala Award entered the winner's circle.

  • And They're Off: Trail Tale Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin review the importance of race times, discuss Java's War in the Blue Grass Stakes, review performances of Spicer Cub and Incognito, and present a top 5 list! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • After the Wire - Blue Grass Stakes

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Blue Grass Stakes and Arkansas Derby from the weekend. Did you think Java's War proved himself as a Derby winner with his last to first finish?

  • Java's War and Julien Leparoux take the Blue Grass.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=2455306553&k=PsDtD7p">Order This Photo</a>

    Java's War from Last to First in Blue Grass

    Charles Fipke's homebred Java's War overcame a troubled start in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 13 at Keeneland, closing from last to first to earn his way into the field for the May 4 Kentucky Derby.

  • TCI: Arkansas Derby & Blue Grass Stakes

    Jon & Joel recap last weekend's Wood Memorial & Santa Anita Derby. They also break down Saturday's final round of major Kentucky Derby preps - the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass Stakes.