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  • General Quarters and Eibar Coa take the Blue Grass Stakes in style.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7999988%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    General Quarters Takes Blue Grass

    Some thought General Quarters' Sam F. Davis (gr. III) win two starts back was a fluke. But the son of Sky Mesa proved them wrong by powering to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on April 11 at Keeneland, and he will now head to next month's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as a legitimate contender.

  • Mafaaz gallops at Keeneland in preparation for the April 11 Blue Grass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7994843%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blue Grass Notes - April 9

    Shadwell Stable's Mafaaz, who will make his U.S. debut in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on April 11, visited the starting gate April 9 at Keeneland and then galloped a mile and a quarter under exercise rider Miguel Moya.

  • Lane's End winner Hold Me Back is the favorite for the Blue Grass.

    Hold Me Back Favored in Blue Grass

    WinStar Farm's Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, was installed as the moderate 3-1 morning-line favorite when 11 horses were entered for the April 11 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Charitable Man last ran on Sept 13, when he won the Futurity at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5914551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blue Grass Notes - April 7

    When Charitable Man goes to post in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on April 11, he will be making his first start since winning the Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park on Sept. 13.

  • Terrain (left) worked at Keeneland on April 4 in preparation for the Blue Grass Stakes.

    Blue Grass Works Being Lined Up

    Adele Dilschneider's Terrain put in his final major move for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:01 at Keeneland on April 4 with exercise rider Keith Harris up.

  • Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes winner Mafaaz is coming to America.

    Mafaaz Headed for U.S. April 4

    Peter Shoemark, racing office manager for John Gosden Racing, said that Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes winner Mafaaz was scheduled to depart England early the morning of April 4 with a scheduled arrival in Wilmington, Del., at 9:55 a.m.

  • The gray colts Take the Points (left) and The Pamplemousse enter the stretch in the Sham Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS612719%2Fphoto%2F7833326%2F%3Fo%3D5">Order This Photo</a>

    Ky. Derby Trail: Simple Twists of Fate

    Lost in the overwhelming spectacle of the Kentucky Derby and the arduous road leading to Churchill Downs are the little-known ironies and twists of fate that get played out behind the scenes.

  • Mafaaz's win in at Kempton Park earns him a guaranteed spot in the Kentucky Derby.

    Mafaaz Earns Berth in Kentucky Derby

    Sheikh Hamdan's Mafaaz held off a trio of horses at the wire to win the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at England's Kempton Park March 18 and earned an automatic berth in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 2.

  • Deposer is a familiar face to Americans, having finished fourth in last year's Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) on Keeneland's Polytrack.

    Kentucky Derby Challenge Analysis

    Other than creating an uproar when the 20th horse on the Kentucky Derby earnings list gets left out of the Derby field, Wednesday's Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton looks unlikely to offer much to the Run for the Roses, unless one of four or five horses can come away with an impressive win.

  • The Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes runs March 18 at Kempton Park in London, England.

    14 Seek Derby Spot in Kempton Race

    A maximum field of 14 has been entered for the inaugural running of the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at England's Kempton Park racecourse on Wednesday March 18. The race offers an automatic berth in this year's May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for the winner of the Challenge Stakes.