Holy Bull is ready to run, jockey says

April 13, 1994|By Ross Peddicrod

Mike Smith, jockey for Holy Bull, said that the Florida Derby winner came off the track at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., yesterday "bucking and kicking" and is ready to take on California invader Valiant Nature Saturday in the $500,000 Blue Grass Stakes.

Keeneland publicist Jim Williams said he expects a six- or seven-horse field. In addition to Holy Bull and Valiant Nature, the prospective lineup includes Louisiana Derby winner, Kandaly; Chimes Band, third in the Jim Beam Stakes; Bonus Money and Mahogany Hall. A seventh horse, Warn Me, from the New York barn of Alfredo Callejas, is a possibility.

Game Coin came out of the Blue Grass yesterday after he bruised his foot.

Ron Lamarque, owner of Kandaly, said his horse also will be entered in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday. "We're entering him there as a precaution in case there's an off-track at Keeneland," Lamarque said.

It has been raining at Keeneland for several days and the track has been sloppy.

Janney to head Maryland Million

Stuart Janney III of Glyndon has been elected the new president of the Maryland Million, succeeding Roger Schipke. Michael Pons of Bel Air has been chosen vice president.

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