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Ball Dancing Waltzes to Victory in Grade 1 Jenny Wiley

LEXINGTON, KY (April 11, 2015) – W.S. Farish and F. Steve Mooney’s Ball Dancing surged to the lead in the upper stretch and powered away to a 2½-length victory over Filimbi in the 27th running of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares on Saturday before a record Coolmore Lexington Day crowd of 37,193.

The attendance was the third-largest in track history and shattered the year-old Coolmore Lexington Day mark of 34,933.

Quotes from the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)

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Chad Brown (winning trainer of Ball Dancing)

On rival Filimbi making move around the far turn to challenge Ball Dancing

Hard Not to Like Faces Seven Rivals in Bid for Jenny Wiley Repeat

LEXINGTON, KY (April 8, 2015) – Speedway Stable’s Hard Not to Like will attempt to become the second repeat winner of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) on Saturday when she takes on seven rivals in the 1 1/16-mile grass test.

The Jenny Wiley will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with an approximate post time of 4:46 p.m. ET. First post time Saturday is 12:35 p.m.

Judy the Beauty Gets Elusive Grade 1 Win in Madison; Hard Not to Like Rallies Late to Win The Grade 1 Jenny Wiley

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2014) – Owner-trainer Wesley Ward’s ultra-consistent Judy the Beauty notched the first Grade 1 victory of her career by romping to a 2 ½-length victory over Better Lucky in the 13th running of the $300,000 Madison on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Quotes from $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)

Michael Matz (winning trainer of Hard Not to Like)

“I’m just so delighted and so happy for her. I was out of breath riding her; I don’t know how Javier (Castellano) did it.”

 

Javier Castellano (winning jockey)

Keeneland Sale Graduates Showcased in Saturday Graded Stakes

LEXINGTON, KY (April 12, 2014) – Forty-seven graduates of the Keeneland sales are entered in Saturday graded stakes, dominating the fields for the day’s two major Kentucky Derby (G1) preps – the Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and the Arkansas Derby (G1).

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 12

TOYOTA BLUE GRASS (G1), Keeneland, 1 1/8 Miles, 3YOs 

Fields Set for Grade 1 Jenny Wiley and Madison Set on Saturday

Defending champion Centre Court faces nine in Jenny Wiley; Judy the Beauty seeks elusive Grade 1 victory in Madison

LEXINGTON, KY (April 9, 2014) G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Centre Court will attempt to join Intercontinental (GB) (2004-2005) as the only repeat winners in the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) when she takes on nine rivals in the 26th running of the 1 1/16-mile grass test on Saturday.

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.)

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