Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

American Dubai Looking For ‘Next Level’ In Blue Grass

Richard Keith’s American Dubai put in his final major work in preparation for next Saturday’s 92nd running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) by working five furlongs in 1:01.40 over a fast track after the Saturday morning renovation break. With exercise rider Antioco Murgia up, American Dubai was timed in :36.40 for the […]

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Exciting Opening Weekend Launches Keeneland Spring Meet

Racing returns to Keeneland on Friday, April 8, with the start of the 2016 Spring Meet, headlined by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) during an opening weekend that features six graded stakes races worth $2.25 million. The Toyota Blue Grass and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) key a Saturday, April 9 card that […]

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Keeneland To Introduce Bluegrass/Big Apple Pick 4 Wager On Blue Grass Day

Keeneland and New York Racing Association have created a special Bluegrass/Big Apple Pick 4 wager featuring the Toyota Blue Grass and Wood Memorial (G1) on Saturday, April 9. Race fans can wager on four graded stakes races, two each from Keeneland and Aqueduct. The Toyota Blue Grass and Wood Memorial are important prep races for […]

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Keeneland Reinstates Advanced Security Protocols For Toyota Blue Grass Stakes

Keeneland will continue its enhanced security measures for horses participating in the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), a nationally prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), to be held Saturday, April 9. Horses competing in the Toyota Blue Grass are required to be on the Keeneland grounds 54 hours in […]

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In The Stud: Carpe Diem, New For 2016

The Paulick Report is pleased to introduce a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky. The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions that are either just entering stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop […]

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Toyota Blue Grass, Ashland Stakes Anchor Strong Keeneland Spring Schedule

Keeneland today announced a $4.225 million stakes schedule for its 2016 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, led by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1); presents Coolmore as the new sponsor of the $350,000 Jenny Wiley (G1), which carries a purse increase of $50,000; and includes the $200,000 […]

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Blue Grass Winner Carpe Diem Retired To WinStar Farm

Stonestreet Stables’ & WinStar Farm’s Carpe Diem, Giant’s Causeway’s Grade 1-winning son at two and three, has been retired from racing due to a knee chip, and will stand stud in 2016 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, KY. “Carpe Diem was a standout physical at the 2-year-olds-in-training sales, and quickly demonstrated his precocious speed, breaking […]

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Seizing The Moment: Website Launched For Derby Contender Carpe Diem

Barbara Banke’s Stonestreet Stables and Kenny & Lisa Troutt’s WinStar Farm have launched the official website for their Kentucky Derby contender Carpe Diem. The responsive site can be found at www.SeizeTheDerby.com, and it currently features a two-minute video about Carpe Diem’s quest from over a year ago when he topped the OBS March sale at […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Hope Springs Eternal

The opening of Keeneland last Friday could only mean one thing – spring has now officially arrived in Kentucky. The historic venue played host to three Grade 1 races on Saturday, one of which was the Toyota Blue Grass, run for the first time in early April. In that race, Carpe Diem punched his ticket […]

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Trio of Grade 1 Stakes Among Highlights Of Keeneland’s Opening Weekend

Regardless of the weather, racing fans will be out in full-force this weekend as Keeneland kicks off its eagerly-anticipated 15-day spring meet Friday. The opening day feature is the Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes for 3-year-olds; it is scheduled for the turf, but may be moved to the main track due to the heavy rain received […]

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