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Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) Post Position Draw Quotes

April 9, 2014Quotes from Connections of Entrants

 

Emma-Jayne Wilson (rider of Asserting Bear, post position 1; 15-1 in the morning line)

“We just have to sort it out and go from there. A lot can happen. We got a mile and an eighth, so we've got a little bit of a run to the first turn to get things sorted out. We'll take it as it comes.”

 

Mike Trombetta (trainer of Extrasexyhippzster, post 2; 15-1 in the morning line)

Barn Notes -- Monday, April 7

BIG BLUE NATION ROOTING FOR CASIGUAPO IN TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

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.

Barn Notes -- Friday, April 4

COASTLINE WORKS FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

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 -- Wednesday, April 2

UK-BRED CASIGUAPO JOINS LIST OF TOYOTA BLUE GRASS PROBABLES

All American Horses’ Casiguapo, who was bred by the University of Kentucky, has joined the list of probables for the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) on Saturday, April 12.

Trained by Mario Morales, Casiguapo was the runner-up in the Hopeful (G1) and Delta Downs Jackpot (G3) in 2013 and finished fifth in his lone 2014 start. The colt by Sightseeing is scheduled to arrive at Keeneland on Thursday from his home base at Calder.

Keeneland Introduces New Mobile Website

Improved Race-Day App, Toyota Blue Grass site highlight enhanced technology

LEXINGTON, KY (April 1, 2014) – Keeneland is an industry leader in employing social media and advanced technology to interact with its fan base, attract new fans and deliver the latest news and information directly to its customers. In keeping with that commitment Keeneland has launched a new mobile website and enhanced its popular Race-Day App to provide a better experience for fans.

Top Derby Contenders Samraat, Intense Holiday, Wildcat Red Headline 191 Nominations to Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass

LEXINGTON, KY (March 6, 2014) – The nation’s best 3-year-olds, led by graded stakes winners Samraat, Intense Holiday and Wildcat Red, headline an all-star list of 191 nominees to the 90th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1), scheduled for Saturday, April 12 at Keeneland. 

The 1 1/8-mile Toyota Blue Grass is one of the country’s premier 3-year-old preps, offering 100 points to the winner on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).

Toyota Blue Grass to be Broadcast Live on Fox Sports 1

Keeneland is pleased to announce that our most famous race, the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1), will be broadcast live on April 12 on “The Jockey Club Tour on Fox.” The show is set for 4:30-6 p.m. (ET). The partnership between the FOX Sports Media Group and The Jockey Club is a multi-year agreement that was announced in August 2013. FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network, launched Aug. 17.

Keeneland Schedules 16 Stakes Worth $3.725 Million for 2014 Spring Meet

Purse Increases for Beaumont and Elkhorn

LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 14, 2013) – Sixteen stakes worth a total of $3.725 million, boosted by purse increases for the Beaumont Presented by Keeneland Select (G2) and Elkhorn (G2), headline Keeneland’s 2014 spring race meet, to be held April 4-25. 

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