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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.)

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.

Centre Court Romps to Victory in 25th Running of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley (G1)

LEXINGTON, KY (April 13, 2013) – G. Watts Humphrey Jr.’s Centre Court overhauled defending champion Daisy Devine at the sixteenth pole and drew off to win the 25th running of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1) for fillies and mares by two lengths on Saturday afternoon at Keeneland.

Trained by Rusty Arnold and ridden by Julien Leparoux, Centre Court is a four-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Smart Strike out of the A.P. Indy mare Let who covered the 1 1/16 miles on a firm turf course in 1:41.73.

Quotes - $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1)

Rusty Arnold (winning trainer of Centre Court)

On how he prepared her for the winning performance after she won her first start of the year in the Honey Fox Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on March 16

“This one was easier than the last one (Honey Fox). She’d come off a long layoff. She’s improved as Julien (Leparoux) said. She’s a better horse this year than last year. She’s easier to deal with. She got here easy. She got it on her own.”

 

On her future races

 

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