Keeneland April 2009

Looking back at the April 2009 meet at Keeneland.

A sure sign of Spring - the crowds return to Keeneland.

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Vallenzeri (colt; A. P. Indy - Azeri) got the month started with a bang, working an eighth of a mile in :10 1/5,

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and selling for $1.9 million.

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Taking in all the action.

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Did someone say action?

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In the ring.

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A new way to get to the races.

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The perfect mother/daughter outing, a day at Keeneland.

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These horses are ready for anything.

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Champion Stardom Bound schools in the paddock.

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Nicanor attracted a lot of attention on the backside.

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The paddock is the place to be.

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Mike Battaglia gives out the winners.

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Stormalory charges home in the Central Bank Transylvania (gr. III) on opening day.

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Perfect place to take a break.

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Friesan Fire takes it all in.

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Hooh Why scores in the Ashland Stakes.

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Corey Lanerie and daughter Brittlyn celebrate Hooh Why's Ashland win.

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The Clydesdales get a Keeneland welcome.

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Breaking from the gate in the morning

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Special delivery

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Informed Decision with John Velazquez after winning the Vinery Madison.

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Jonathan Sheppard, trainer of Informed Decision

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Hold Me Back goes for a Keeneland stroll.

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As does fellow Derby hopeful, Join in the Dance.

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A wet and happy crew after Mr. Sidney under Kent Desormeaux wins the Maker's Mark Mile for trainer Bill Mott and owner Lee Einsidler of Circle E Racing.

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All together now.

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Bobby Frankel takes in a Keeneland morning.

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Forever Together, triumphant in the Jenny Wiley.

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Don't miss anything.

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The Commonwealth belongs to Eternal Star and Eibar Coa

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Eternal Star presentation, Jockey Eibar Coa, trainer Michael Trombetta, presenter Pam Blatz-Murff, and owner Tom Meyerhoff

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Meeting the Keeneland staff.

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Jockey Javier Castellano

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And down the stretch they come, General Quarters leads the pack in the Blue Grass Stakes.

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Which way did they go?

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Next stop Louisville for General Quarters.

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Nick Nicolson (right) congratulates Tom McCarthy, owner/trainer of General Quarters.

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Riders Up! Jockeys raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, and look good doing it.

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The contrasts of Keeneland: the calm of the morning,

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and the chaos of the afternoon.

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See you in October!

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