Maker on ‘tail’-gate: ‘We’re good. Now it’s on to the Derby’
On Saturday, Dr. Kendall Hansen, owner of Hansen, had the tail of his horse dyed blue for the Blue Grass at Keeneland. Trainer Mike Maker had the dye removed because he was told by the stewards the horse would have to scratch if he did not do so. Later in the day, Dr. Hansen was told by the stewards it would be allowed, but the dye had already been removed. Both say they had trouble communicating on cell phones due to Keeneland’s record crowd, reports the Daily Racing Form.
Two days after trainer and owner appeared angry with each other in the paddock before the Blue Grass, Maker says, “We’re good. Now it’s on to the Derby.”