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Barn Notes -- Monday, April 7

BIG BLUE NATION ROOTING FOR CASIGUAPO IN TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

Barn Notes -- Sunday, April 6

VASSILIEVA ARRIVES FOR BIG BAZINGA’S TOYOTA BLUE GRASS BREEZE

At 9 a.m. Sunday, Derby Dreamers Racing Stable’s Big Bazinga worked four furlongs in :47.60 with Brian Hernandez Jr. aboard as he continues to prepare for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1). (Click here to watch a video of the work.)

Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 5

BOBBY’S KITTEN BREEZES FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Bobby’s Kitten, the possible favorite for the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 12, worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 this morning with Marino Garcia aboard for trainer Chad Brown. (Click here to watch a video of the work.)

Bobby’s Kitten worked after the break, and clockers caught him in fractions of :11.80, :23.80, :35.40, 1:00.20 and out in 1:14.80.

Barn Notes -- Friday, April 4

COASTLINE WORKS FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

John Oxley’s Coastline put in his final major work for next Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) by working five furlongs in company in 1:00.40.

With jockey Stewart Elliott aboard, the gray Speightstown colt posted fractions of :12.40, :23.80 and :35.20 while racing on even terms with Noble Bird, a 3-year-old maiden (pictured at left).

Barn Notes -- Thursday, April 3

TOM LEACH INTERVIEWS RAMSEY, McPEEK, PEERY AND ARNOLD

Keeneland racing analyst Tom Leach interviews Ken Ramsey about Thank You Marylou, a homebred racing in Saturday’s Central Bank Ashland (G1) for Ramsey and his wife, Sarah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hu82TfmvTE&feature=youtu.be

Barn Notes -- Wednesday, April 2

UK-BRED CASIGUAPO JOINS LIST OF TOYOTA BLUE GRASS PROBABLES

All American Horses’ Casiguapo, who was bred by the University of Kentucky, has joined the list of probables for the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday, April 12.

Trained by Mario Morales, Casiguapo was the runner-up in the Hopeful (G1) and Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) in 2013 and finished fifth in his lone 2014 start. The colt by Sightseeing is scheduled to arrive at Keeneland on Thursday from his home base at Calder.

Barn Notes -- Tuesday, April 1

TWO-TIME HORSE OF THE YEAR WISE DAN WORKS

Morton Fink’s reigning two-time Horse of the Year, Wise Dan, worked five furlongs in 1:00.60 on his own early Tuesday morning at Keeneland.

With regular morning partner Damien Rock aboard, Wise Dan posted fractions of :13.20, :25.60, :37.40 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.20 and seven furlongs in 1:27.20.

Barn Notes -- Monday, March 31

Full Gate of 14 Looking Possible for Toyota Blue Grass

A full gate of 14 runners is looking like a strong possibility for the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on April 12, the centerpiece of the 15-day Keeneland Spring Meet that opens Friday.

Barn Notes -- Sun., March 30

Extrasexyhippzster Works for Toyota Blue Grass

Kirwan Equine Group Inc. and Ed Hipps’ Extrasexyhippzster worked five furlongs in company in 1:00 on a cool, clear Sunday morning at Keeneland.

With jockey Stewart Elliott up, Exxtrasexyhippzster started four lengths behind workmate War Ready and posted fractions of :12.80, :24.80, :36.20 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13.40. Extrasexyhippzster finished two lengths back at the wire and drew even on the gallop out.

Barn Notes -- Sat., March 29

Maker’s 46 Mile Remains Target For Two-Time Horse of the Year Wise Dan

Trainer Charlie LoPresti remains hopeful that two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan can make his 2014 debut in the 26th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on Friday, April 11.

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