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Barn Notes -- Saturday, April 19

NOTE: Keeneland will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 20. Barn Notes will return on Monday, April 21. Racing resumes Wednesday, April 23, with the first race at 1:05 p.m. ET. The final two days of the Spring Meet are Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25.

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Standouts Untapable, Onlyforyou, Awesome Baby Among 133 Nominees to Keeneland’s Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (March 6, 2014) – A total of 133 fillies, highlighted by graded stakes winners Untapable, Onlyforyou and Awesome Baby, currently the top point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), have been nominated to Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1), to be held Saturday, April 5.

Contested at 1 1/16 miles, the Central Bank Ashland historically showcases classic-bound fillies, with the winner earning 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Emollient Cruises to Nine-Length Victory in Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 6, 2013) – Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Emollient overcame the outside No. 13 post position and cruised to a front-running nine-length victory over Tuttipaesi (IRE) in the 76th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) before a sun-drenched crowd of 32,564 on Saturday at Keeneland. The attendance is the sixth highest all-time mark in track history.

$500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) - Quotes

Rodolphe Brisset (assistant to Bill Mott, winning trainer of Emollient)

“The whole team always really, really liked this filly. She’s been good to us and that race (her fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks on March 30) was just a bad race – it’s horse racing. We took a shot today.”

On whether he knew Emollient would turn in such an impressive performance

 

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