Blue Grass Stakes

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Nothing Taxing

2019-05-01T10:54:19-05:00May 1st, 2019|

    Nothing Taxing For Reeves For This Year’s Kentucky Derby By Margaret Ransom For Thoroughbred owner Dean Reeves and his wife Patti, this year’s trip to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby with Tax, who they own in partnership with good friends Randy Hill (R.A. Hill Stable), Hugh Lynch and [...]

1995 Thunder Gulch

2019-04-21T16:32:13-05:00April 21st, 2019|

  Here is the latest installment in Nick Costa's and Mary Dixon Reynolds' series on "the other horse" in the Kentucky Derby.   1995 -Thunder Gulch – Serena’s Song/Timber Country By Nick Costa and Mary Dixon Reynolds   Under blue skies with a temperature of 75 degrees, the 1995 Kentucky [...]

Jockey Shuffling

2019-04-16T11:24:21-05:00April 16th, 2019|

The major jockey decision in this year's Kentucky Derby is that of Mike Smith and whether he rides Roadster for Bob Baffert, or Omaha Beach for Richard Mandella. Mike has long standing strong ties with both barns however one would think at this point in Mike's story book career he [...]

Vekoma Takes Bluegrass

2019-04-07T09:18:03-05:00April 7th, 2019|

  Under confident handling from Javier Castellano, Vekoma took command in the stretch and drew off to a 3-3/4 length victory in the $1 million, Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday. Win Win Win closed well to edge out Signalman for second and Somelikeithotbrown held on for [...]

Kentucky Derby Points Up For Grabs

2019-04-04T10:20:57-05:00April 4th, 2019|

Three major Kentucky Derby prep and points races will be run Saturday. The Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass at Keeneland, and the Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita. The Wood Memorial drew 11 horses led by Tampa Bay Derby winner Tacitus, and Gotham winner Haikal. The Blue Grass [...]

Keeneland Spring Meet Opening

2019-04-03T11:42:32-05:00April 3rd, 2019|

  Keeneland's historic Spring meet opens on Thursday with 8 races made up of anywhere between 6 and 14 horses. The highlight of the meet, major Kentucky Derby prep race the Blue Grass, will be run the first Saturday, April 6th, 2019. Keeneland did add an announcer in 1997, but [...]

Jeff Ruby Stakes Recap

2019-03-10T10:54:35-05:00March 10th, 2019|

        Somelikeithotbrown didn't disappoint as the 3/5 favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park on Saturday. Under hustling rider Tyler Gaffalione, Somelikeithotbrown broke alertly and let Five Star General take the lead out of the gate but passed that rival entering the [...]

BACKSIDE BLURBS

2019-03-03T10:19:25-05:00March 3rd, 2019|

  Some backside blurbs to get caught up on the Sport of Kings: Code of Honor redeemed himself with a nice win in the Fountain of Youth. (Nice colt) Hidden Scroll set a fast pace in the Fountain of Youth but did not appear to appreciate being thrown to the [...]