Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Full Starting Gate For Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes

Gatsas Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Vekoma has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 95th running of the $1-million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/8-mile main track test serves as a major steppingstone for the $3-million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

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Keeneland Adds Two Turf Sprints To Spring Meet Stakes Schedule

Keeneland today announced expansions to its 2019 Spring Meet, which will open Thursday, April 4, a day earlier than in previous years, and present two new stakes, both $100,000 turf sprints, to its schedule for a total of 18 stakes worth a season record $4.6 million in purse money. Topping the 16-day meet, to be […]

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Free Drop Billy, Tiz Mischief Look To Rebound In Blue Grass; Flameaway To ‘Hustle’ From Outside Post

Trainer Dale Romans was at Keeneland Friday morning to oversee his two Toyota Blue Grass (G2) entrants – Albaugh Family Stables’ Free Drop Billy and Frank Jones Jr.’s Tiz Mischief – as each galloped 1½ miles after the renovation break. The stablemates shipped to Keeneland Thursday from their Churchill Downs base. “They trained super, they’re feeling good and they love this race track,” […]

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Good Magic Es El Caballo A Vencer Ante 13 Rivales Este Sábado En El Blue Grass Stakes

La buena noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. (G2, $1,000,000) obtiene 100 puntos que lo clasifican para correr en el Kentucky Derby (G1). La mala noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. no gana el Kentucky Derby desde que Strike the Gold lograra triunfar en ambas carreras en 1991. Catorce tresañeros – más un […]

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16 Stakes Worth Record $4.4 Million On Tap For Keeneland’s 2018 Spring Meet

Keeneland today announced its 2018 Spring Meet will offer 16 stakes worth a season record $4.4 million in purse money. Headlining the meet, to be held April 6-27, are the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), both nationally prominent classic preps, and enhanced status for the $200,000 Appalachian (G2) […]

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Toyota Blue Grass Winner Irap Euthanized After Developing Laminitis

Reddam Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Irap, winner of the G2 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and more than $1.6 million in his career, was euthanized after developing laminitis, his connections announced Oct 20. The Reddams posted the following statement on Doug O’Neill Racing Stable’s Facebook page – “It is with great sadness that we heard […]

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Wilkes ‘Can’t Read Too Much Into’ McCraken’s Derby Run; Colt Preparing For Matt Winn

McCraken appeared back on the Churchill Downs work tab on Tuesday morning, cruising through an easy half-mile in :49 4/5 seconds. The sophomore son of Ghostzapper, eighth in the Kentucky Derby after suffering a puncture wound during bumping at the start, is being aimed at the G3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill on June 17, […]

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‘For Me, It’s Always Been Horses’: Groom Daniel Robles A Source Of Calm For Derby Contender Irap

Daniel Robles’ name may not be a well-known one in the racing industry. In fact, it’s very likely that his name may not be familiar to many outside of trainer Doug O’Neill’s barn at Santa Anita. That doesn’t mean however, that Robles is not an integral part of Team O’Neill and the horses that he […]

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Blue Grass Winner Irap Has ‘A Good Leg Stretch’ In Mile Work At Keeneland

Following the Friday morning renovation break at Keeneland, Reddam Racing’s Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Irap turned in his final work for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) by covering a mile in 1:44.20 on a fast track with Julien Leparoux aboard. Irap, the first maiden to win the Toyota Blue […]

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