Blue Grass Stakes 2012

View the largest field since 1974.

The 2012 Blue Grass Stakes has 13 horses, the most since 1974.

Photo: Mallory Haigh

A Hansen girl interacting with the Hansen fans in the Keeneland crowd as the Blue Grass Stakes approaches.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Hansen girls showing off their blue tails at Keeneland Blue Grass Stakes day.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Hansen's connections in the Keeneland paddock before the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dr. Hansen and Mike Maker discuss Hansen's tail color in the paddock at Keeneland.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Hansen in the Keeneland Paddock prior to the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The crowd gathers as the Blue Grass Stakes closes in on start time.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The Blue Grass Stakes is about to start!

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The post parade heads towards the starting gate for the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Kent Desormeaux being led to the starting gate.

Photo: Mark Mahan

The Blue Grass Stakes field runs into the first turn.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Hansen running in the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Kent Desormeaux and Dullahan come from deep in the pack at the final to win the 88th Running of The Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. (#6 - green cap, emerald and yellow squares. 2nd from right)

Photo: Mark Mahan

Dullahan creates distance from the field in the stretch.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

In the stretch, Dullahan hits his stride.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Dullahan running in the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dullahan with Kent Desormeaux up, wins the Bluegrass Stakes.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Kent Desormeaux celebrates his Blue Grass Stakes victory.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Hansen after the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The connections of Dullahan toss beads to the crowd after the 88th Running of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Mark Mahan

Dullahan walking to the winners circle for the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Julie and Kerry Cauthen following the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Presentation to the winning connections of Dullahan for the Blue Grass Stakes.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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