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2010 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (G2)

Date/Track:
4/17/2010, Keeneland
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:44.38

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (G2)...

The Lexington Stakes was the only Graded three-year-old race of the week and Exhi was never headed in a sharp performance. The Todd Pletcher trainee falls short on the Graded Earnings list and will not be running on the first Saturday in May. He earned a 94 BSF for his Keeneland triumph... Read More
Because no one else will tell you, not a single Wood Memorial alumnus has finished in the money in the Kentucky Derby since Funny Cide and Empire Maker in 2003. That's six years of blanks, 13 off-the-board finishes and an average placing of 10th. So before one more gas-blower tells you about how bad...Read More
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  • cigar · This is a very weak argument. Anyone who thinks the Blue Grass is still relevant needs to take off the glasses! · 1460 days ago ·
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  • cstphns20 · Four Triple Crown winners came from winning the Wood Memorial and that does not include Secretariat who finished third in the Wood. So what's the point? On May 1st the horse who runs the best race will win the Kentucky Derby. That's the way it has always been!! Just pick a horse you like, stay on his band wagon, bet on him to win and if he doesn't, try it again next year! · 1458 days ago ·
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Disappointed just a week earlier when their 3-1 favorite Interactif (Broken Vow) could only finish fourth in the Blue Grass S. (G1), owner-breeder Wertheimer and Frere and trainer Todd Pletcher enjoyed a consolation prize of sorts in Saturday's $300,000 Lexington S. (G2) as their colt EXHI (Maria's ...Read More
For the first time, the winner of the Lexington will not be guaranteed a starting spot in the Kentucky Derby. Regardless, the field is full of up-and-comers including Uptowncharlybrown who is eying the winners circle as the 4-1 morning line favorite. Read More
“Alan had an incredible soft side to him that everyone loved. All you had to do was pay him a compliment and he would have this big smile, lower his head, turn on heel and walk away saying he had to do some work or something. He didn't like attention...Read More
Lori and George Hall’s In the Rough and Alex Rankin and partners’ Sea Road will get a final start in the South Florida sunshine at Gulfstream Park Saturday when they go to the post as the probable favorites in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the $50,000 Boynton Beach Stakes at 7 ½ fur...Read More
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will offer free, live video streaming of the April 17 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) from Keeneland on their website, NTRA.com.Read More
A strong field of 12 three-year olds will compete in this Saturday's (April 17) $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. 2). The 1 1/16th mile race on the Polytrack will be the last chance for a few of the horses in the race to earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, which will be...Read More
Phone messages tend to pile up for the trainer with two Kentucky Derby hopefuls. A little before 5 a.m. Pacific on Tuesday, John Sadler was still catching up, returning unanswered calls from last weekend from the office at his Santa Anita barn. "Sorry for the delay," said Sadler. "With all the trave...Read More
The $300,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) April 17, one of the last chances for horses to possibly secure enough graded stakes earnings for a spot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has a probable field of 10 as of the morning of April 11, according to Keeneland Racing Sec...Read More
Several prospects for the Coolmore Lexington Stakes had their final pre-race workouts Saturday, including Distorted Dave, a John Sadler-trained colt who figures as one of the top contenders for the Grade 2 race. The $300,000 Lexington will be run Saturday at Keeneland as the unofficial last stop bef...Read More
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) attracted 41 nominations for 29th running of the $300,000 event for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the Keeneland Polytrack April 17.WinStar Farm won the race last year with Advice and could be in good position to repeat should Drosselmeyer be entered. Read More
Drosselmeyer, who ran a solid third in the Louisiana Derby, but is still short on graded stakes earnings, could get one more shot to get into the Derby in either the Blue Grass or the Lexington. Read More
  • arazi · I could be wrong on this one, but I'd still love to see Drosselmeyer get a decent pace to run and and a clean run to show what he can do. It's true the same could also be said of Stay Put and Ron the Greek. I believe time will show that these three are the most talented of the Risen Star / Louisiana Derby runners... not Discreetly Mine, Tempted to Tapit, Northern Giant, Mission Impazible or A Little Warm (routing). · 1477 days ago ·
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Distorted Dave’s triumph in a $48,400 allowance race at Santa Anita March 26 has trainer John Sadler thinking of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) with the Distorted Humor colt. “We’re going to try to backdoor our way into the Derby by running in the Coolmore at Keeneland,” Sadler said afterward in referen...Read More