Bet on Blue Grass Stakes
Blue Grass Stakes
Track: Keeneland Racecourse
Stakes: Grade 1 for 3yr olds
Distance: 1 1/8 miles
The Blue Grass Stakes, held annually in mid April at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky is named for the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, characterized by grass having bluish-green culms, which is known as the "heart" of the thoroughbred racing industry.
This years Blue Grass Stakes takes place on April 13th, 2013 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. The winner of the Blue Grass Stakes will automatically collect enough graded stakes earnings to put them in the gate for Kentucky Derby 138 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Blue Grass Stakes is named after the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, characterized by grass having bluish-green culms, which is known as the "heart" of the thoroughbred racing industry. Keeneland which has been around since 1936 is more than just a great racecourse! Keeneland is also one of the most prestigious world class Thoroughbred Auction companies with a diverse clientele from around the world and if that wasn't enough, they are also the one of the leading innovators of Polytrack and Best Pad Safety as they are continuously seeking new ways to bring more safety to the sport.
Blue Grass Possible Starters:
It is expected that trainer Michael Maker will send Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Hansen out of Sky Chai Stable to the Blue Grass Stakes. Joining Hansen will likely be Drill, trained by Bob Baffert and Howe Great trained by Graham H. Motion. Don’t be surprised if Dullahan who showed promise earlier in the year also gets in the gate trained by Dale Romans. Also worth mentioning are Golden Ticket trained by Ken McPeek, Exothermic trained by George Arnold II and also Midnight Crooner from Bob Baffert.
Don’t miss this important stop on the Triple Crown trail as the Kentucky Derby Prep races continue and can be watched LIVE on NBC with coverage starting at 5pm ET for this double feature including the Santa Anita Derby. Horse betting futures are available weeks if not months before the big race and advance wagering opens up to 24 hours before post time so you can bet on the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes way before the competition.
Graded Stakes Races
Del Mar: Green Flash Handicap ,$150,000 ,3&up ,5f Turf
Del Mar: Torrey Pines Stakes ,$125,000 ,3yo f ,8f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Kokura Nisai Stakes ,$635,000 ,2yo ,6f Turf
Japan Racing Association: Niigata Kinen ,$886,000 ,3&up ,10f Turf
Kentucky Downs: Dueling Grounds Derby ,$750,000 ,3yo ,10.5f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Spinaway Stakes ,$300,000 ,2yo f ,7f Dirt
Saratoga Race Course: Bernard Baruch Handicap ,$200,000 ,3&up ,8.5f Turf
Saratoga Race Course: Hopeful Stakes ,$300,000 ,2yo ,7f Dirt
Colonial Downs: New Kent County Virginia Derby ,$300,000 ,3yo ,9f Turf
Del Mar: Del Mar Debutante Stakes ,$300,000 ,2yo f ,7f Dirt
Del Mar: John C. Mabee Stakes ,$250,000 ,3&up f/m ,9f Turf
Hastings Racecourse: British Columbia Derby ,$125,000 ,3yo ,9f Dirt
Japan Racing Association: Shion Stakes ,$764,000 ,3yo f ,10f Turf
Kentucky Downs: FanDuel Turf Sprint ,$1,000,000 ,3&up ,6f Turf
Kentucky Downs: Franklin-Simpson Stakes ,$600,000 ,3yo ,6.5f Turf
Kentucky Downs: Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf ,$750,000 ,3&up f/m ,8f Turf
Kentucky Downs: Kentucky Downs Turf Cup ,$1,000,000 ,3&up ,12f Turf
Kentucky Downs: Mint Ladies Sprint ,$600,000 ,3&up f/m ,6.5f Turf
Pimlico: Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup ,$200,000 ,3&up ,8f Turf