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Barn Notes -- Sunday, April 6


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.)

Rosalind, Room Service Dead Heat in the Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 5, 2014) – Landaluce Educe Stables’ Rosalind and Gary and Mary West’s homebred Room Service could not be separated after a stretch duel to win in the 77th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies before a sun-splashed crowd of 27,688 on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

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

Room Service and Rosalind finished in a dead heat for the victory

Wayne Catalano (trainer of Room Service)

“I thought I got nosed out. From the angle I had, I thought it was very, very close and it looked like I got nosed out. But when it took that long (to determine the winner) I said, ‘OK, I’ll settle for a dead heat now.’ ”

“She has matured and she is learning her job. I was very excited about the way she has settled down and learned how to do things instead of being young and excited."

Hoppertunity, Noble Moon, Social Inclusion Among Keeneland Sale Grads on the Classic Trail this Weekend

LEXINGTON, KY (April 5, 2014) – Keeneland sales graduates are showcased in this weekend’s classic preps, highlighted by Rebel (G2) winner Hoppertunity in the Santa Anita Derby (G1); Jerome (G2) winner Noble Moon, stakes winner Kid Cruz and the talented colts Social Inclusion and Kristo in the Twinspires.com Wood Memorial (G1); Seeking Her Glory and Miss Besilu in the Central Bank Ashland (G1); Las Virgenes (G1) winner

Barn Notes -- Friday, April 4


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


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

Testa Rossi Heads Field of 13 for Saturday's Central Bank Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY (April 2, 2014) James Covello, Thomas Coleman and Mike Dohenney’s Testa Rossi (FR) tops a cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 77th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

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.



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