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Keeneland Barn Notes for April 5

NOTE: KEENELAND IS CLOSED TODAY, EASTER SUNDAY. RACING WILL RESUME WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, WITH A NINE-RACE CARD THAT BEGINS AT 1:05 P.M. ET.

Favored Lovely Maria Cruises to Victory in 78th Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 4, 2015) – Brereton Jones’ Lovely Maria took command turning into the stretch en route to a 3¼-length victory over Angela Renee to win the 78th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies and pick up 100 points and a guaranteed spot in the starting gate for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run May 1 at Churchill Downs.

Quotes from the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1)

J. Larry Jones (winning trainer of Lovely Maria)

On whether he was surprised to see rival Angela Renee break first

“She did (get the jump on us) and she was running hard at us (in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds) at the end. It made me think we had our work cut out for us – thank goodness Lovely Maria and (jockey) Kerwin (Clark) were ready for it.”

 

Kerwin Clark (winning rider)

On winning his first Grade 1 race in 40 years in the saddle

Keeneland Barn Notes for April 4

NEW LOCATION FOR TODAY’S TOYOTA BLUE GRASS
POSTRACE PRESS CONFERENCE

The postrace press conference with the winning connections
of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) will be held immediately in a new location:
the room next to First Aid just off the Paddock Tunnel.

Keeneland Barn Notes for April 3

NEW LOCATION FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS POSTRACE PRESS CONFERENCE

After Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1), the postrace press conference with the winning connections will be held immediately in a new location: the room next to First Aid just off the Paddock Tunnel.

Keeneland Barn Notes for March 31

POST POSITIONS FOR THE $1 MILLION TOYOTA BLUE GRASS (G1)
AND $500,000 CENTRAL BANK ASHLAND (G1), TO BE RUN SATURDAY, APRIL 4, WILL BE DRAWN TODAY AT 4 P.M.

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