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2009 Blue Grass (G1)

Date/Track:
4/11/2009, Keeneland
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:49.26

What the Nation is saying about the 2009 Blue Grass (G1)...

Did anyone else notice that Sky Mesa's sons finished 1st, 4th and 5th. He is definitely becoming a sire of two-turn runners. The General ran a huge race, but Terrain and Join in the Dance are decent runners, too.
GENERAL QUARTERS (Sky Mesa), who posted a 14-1 upset in Saturday's Blue Grass S. (G1) at Keeneland, headed back to his Churchill Downs base, where he will prepare for the May 2 Kentucky Derby (G1). Owned and trained by Thomas McCarthy, the gray is the ...Read More
But here was mccarthy yesterday walking back toward the tunnel at Keeneland, stopping to acknowledge an ovation, lifting his hat and waving it to the crowd after his colt General Quarters won the Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and a trip to the ...Read More
Very solid Blue Grass win by the General! After Musket Man confirmed the Tampa form, it was surprising that they let this guy go off at 14-1. Really ran a great race not to get run down by Hold Me Back, who is nearly perfect on the Poly with 3 wins and a close 2nd from 4 starts. What is also amazing is that the General was in the field in Future Wager pool 3, which went off at a whopping 17-1.
Before reading the commentary provided by the THORO-GRAPH expert, I’m going to take a stab at interpreting the figures like I did with the UAE Derby. I strongly encourage you to take a look at the Read More
Those victories should have set Charitable Man up to be one of the early Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) favorites when 2009 began, but two weeks after the Futurity, mclaughlin discovered the colt had a ...Read More
General Quarters proves the Florida form is no fluke by winning the Blue Grass Stakes. Sent off at 14-1, the Sam F. Davis winner joins Musket Man as another Tampa Bay Downs stake horse headed for the Derby.Read More
Several hours later, the 3-year-old colt was one of 11 entered for Saturday's $750000, Grade I Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland. Like almost everyone who has ever tacked up a thoroughbred racehorse, this is the heady stuff owner/trainer Tom ...Read More
Talent is the main factor behind Charitable Man’s ambitious presence in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. The assignment may be unique in trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s career, which has hardly been ... Read More
"I felt he needed another run in between Kempton and Kentucky and if he runs a big race in the Blue Grass, he'll go on to the Derby at Churchill Downs. He would have to run a big race to prove himself, as I would not want him to take a barrier at ... Read More
WinStar Farm's Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, was installed as the moderate 3-1 morning-line favorite when 11 horses were entered for the April 11 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.Read More
...at Belmont Park on Sept. 13. Neal McLaughlin, brother of and assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, said the road to the Blue Grass has been a long one. He was asked when did it become apparent that the return to the races from a saucer fracture ...Read More
After winning the Lane's End many expected Hold Me Back to return in the Kentucky Derby. Instead he faces eleven others in Saturday's Blue Grass, the highlight of Keeneland Spring.Read More

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