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By From Sun news services | April 11, 2010
Stately Victor stunned the field Saturday at the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes in Lexington, Ky., surging to the front in the stretch then pulling away to beat Paddy O'Prado by 4 1/4 lengths and secure an unlikely spot in next month's Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old bay colt went off at 40-1, the longest shot in the nine-horse field filled with Derby hopefuls. He didn't look like an underdog as he recovered from a slow start to win the 1 1/8 -mile race at Keeneland and collect the $450,000 winner's check.
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By Liam Durbin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some distance limitations, and those concerns seem to have been validated in the Blue Grass Stakes, where he gave up the lead in the stretch. Additionally, his owner suggested that he would not go to the lead in the Blue Grass, but he surged to the lead and carved out fairly solid fractions.
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By Chris Korman | April 13, 2012
The most visually stunning probable entrant in the upcoming Kentucky Derby could also become the favorite with a good showing at the Blue Grass Stakes this weekend. Hansen, a nearly all white colt trained by Mike Maker, is the 6-5 favorite in Lexington . He'll be challenged by Howe Great, trained by Maryland-based Graham Motion and owned by Team Valor International. Motion and Team Valor, of course, won last year's Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom, and have another possible Derby horse in Went the Day Well.
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By Chris Korman | April 16, 2012
As one potential Kentucky Derby favorite dealt with the changing color of his tail, another breezed to probably the most impressive win of the prep season over the weekend. Hansen, the white colt and 6-5 favorite at the Blue Grass Stakes, finished second after having dye applied to -- and then washed out of -- his tail. The bizarre mini-controversy overshadowed Dulluhan's stirring charge over the last three furlongs . Under Kent Desormeaux, the Dale Romans-trained colt went from 10th to first and set a new stakes record on Keeneland's Polytrack.  At the Arkansas Derby, late-comer Bodemeister overwhelmed the field, racing out from the No. 11 post and taking an early lead.
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By Chris Korman | April 16, 2012
As one potential Kentucky Derby favorite dealt with the changing color of his tail, another breezed to probably the most impressive win of the prep season over the weekend. Hansen, the white colt and 6-5 favorite at the Blue Grass Stakes, finished second after having dye applied to -- and then washed out of -- his tail. The bizarre mini-controversy overshadowed Dulluhan's stirring charge over the last three furlongs . Under Kent Desormeaux, the Dale Romans-trained colt went from 10th to first and set a new stakes record on Keeneland's Polytrack.  At the Arkansas Derby, late-comer Bodemeister overwhelmed the field, racing out from the No. 11 post and taking an early lead.
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By Tom Keyser | August 20, 2003
Laurel-based Toccet, racing for the first time since December, cruised to victory by three-quarters of a length in the $35,300 Widener Stakes yesterday at Philadelphia Park. Ridden by Jorge Chavez, Toccet completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 45.20 seconds as the 1-10 favorite. He paid $2.20 to win. One of last year's top 2-year-olds, Toccet was sidelined eight months with leg injuries. Next on his schedule is the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 1. Also aiming for that race is Bobby Frankel-trained Peace Rules, winner of the Haskell Invitational Handicap, Blue Grass Stakes and Louisiana Derby.
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By Sports on TV | April 9, 2010
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 600 45, 5 7 MLB Washington@Mets MASN 1 Cubs@Cincinnati WGN-A 1 Yankees@Tampa Bay 45, 5 3 Philadelphia@Houston CN8 7 Toronto@Orioles MASN 7 Oakland@Angels MLB 9 ...
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By Liam Durbin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2012
The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some distance limitations, and those concerns seem to have been validated in the Blue Grass Stakes, where he gave up the lead in the stretch. Additionally, his owner suggested that he would not go to the lead in the Blue Grass, but he surged to the lead and carved out fairly solid fractions.
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By Bob Mieszerski and Bob Mieszerski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 2007
What many view as the most important Kentucky Derby prep takes place Saturday at Keeneland with the running of the Blue Grass Stakes. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and 2-year-old champion Street Sense and Robert B. Lewis winner Great Hunter will be the two favorites in the Grade I race over the Polytrack in Lexington, Ky. A win by either one in the Blue Grass would almost certainly make him the favorite when the Kentucky Derby is run three weeks later...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | April 12, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Pyro has been going about his business, galloping on the racetrack, schooling in the paddock, unconcerned about who sees him in the barn being given a bath. And in his barn at Keeneland, assistant trainer Scott Blasi, who has been with Pyro for the horse's entire professional career, said he isn't worried about the competitors in today's Grade I, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes. "All we can do is train our horse," Blasi said. "I have no idea what anyone else is doing. Shaun [Bridgmohan, Pyro's jockey]
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By Chris Korman | April 13, 2012
The most visually stunning probable entrant in the upcoming Kentucky Derby could also become the favorite with a good showing at the Blue Grass Stakes this weekend. Hansen, a nearly all white colt trained by Mike Maker, is the 6-5 favorite in Lexington . He'll be challenged by Howe Great, trained by Maryland-based Graham Motion and owned by Team Valor International. Motion and Team Valor, of course, won last year's Kentucky Derby with Animal Kingdom, and have another possible Derby horse in Went the Day Well.
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By From Sun news services | April 11, 2010
Stately Victor stunned the field Saturday at the $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes in Lexington, Ky., surging to the front in the stretch then pulling away to beat Paddy O'Prado by 4 1/4 lengths and secure an unlikely spot in next month's Kentucky Derby. The 3-year-old bay colt went off at 40-1, the longest shot in the nine-horse field filled with Derby hopefuls. He didn't look like an underdog as he recovered from a slow start to win the 1 1/8 -mile race at Keeneland and collect the $450,000 winner's check.
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By Sports on TV | April 9, 2010
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway Fresh Fit 600 45, 5 7 MLB Washington@Mets MASN 1 Cubs@Cincinnati WGN-A 1 Yankees@Tampa Bay 45, 5 3 Philadelphia@Houston CN8 7 Toronto@Orioles MASN 7 Oakland@Angels MLB 9 ...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | April 12, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Pyro has been going about his business, galloping on the racetrack, schooling in the paddock, unconcerned about who sees him in the barn being given a bath. And in his barn at Keeneland, assistant trainer Scott Blasi, who has been with Pyro for the horse's entire professional career, said he isn't worried about the competitors in today's Grade I, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes. "All we can do is train our horse," Blasi said. "I have no idea what anyone else is doing. Shaun [Bridgmohan, Pyro's jockey]
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | April 10, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you want to know what's important about Saturday's Grade I, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, just ask Dany Dion, owner of Kentucky Bear, a 50-1 long shot. "We want to go to the [Kentucky] Derby," he said. "We need money." A lot of money. Kentucky Bear, the winner of a single maiden race, has no graded-stakes earnings. Winning the Grade I Blue Grass would be prestigious for any horse in Saturday's field, but earning the $465,000 first-place money, which would instantly qualify the winner for entry into the May 3 Derby, trumps it. The need for money entraps trainers and owners, whether they're someone such as Dion, who has never had a Derby entry, or a veteran trainer such as Todd Pletcher, who had five horses in last year's field.
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By Bob Mieszerski and Bob Mieszerski,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 9, 2007
What many view as the most important Kentucky Derby prep takes place Saturday at Keeneland with the running of the Blue Grass Stakes. Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner and 2-year-old champion Street Sense and Robert B. Lewis winner Great Hunter will be the two favorites in the Grade I race over the Polytrack in Lexington, Ky. A win by either one in the Blue Grass would almost certainly make him the favorite when the Kentucky Derby is run three weeks later...
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By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,Sun reporter | April 10, 2008
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- If you want to know what's important about Saturday's Grade I, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, just ask Dany Dion, owner of Kentucky Bear, a 50-1 long shot. "We want to go to the [Kentucky] Derby," he said. "We need money." A lot of money. Kentucky Bear, the winner of a single maiden race, has no graded-stakes earnings. Winning the Grade I Blue Grass would be prestigious for any horse in Saturday's field, but earning the $465,000 first-place money, which would instantly qualify the winner for entry into the May 3 Derby, trumps it. The need for money entraps trainers and owners, whether they're someone such as Dion, who has never had a Derby entry, or a veteran trainer such as Todd Pletcher, who had five horses in last year's field.
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April 29, 2000
Horse, Trainer, Jockey, Last race, Next start, Comment, Odds* 1. Fusaichi Pegasus Neil Drysdale Kent Desormeaux 1st Wood Memorial Kentucky Derby, May 6 He's putting on a show mornings at Churchill Downs 9-5 2. The Deputy Jenine Sahadi Chris McCarron 1st Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 Pegasus' nemesis, the consummate professional 5-1 3. War Chant Neil Drysdale Jerry Bailey 2nd Santa Anita Derby Kentucky Derby, May 6 Trainer is a master at...
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By Tom Keyser | August 20, 2003
Laurel-based Toccet, racing for the first time since December, cruised to victory by three-quarters of a length in the $35,300 Widener Stakes yesterday at Philadelphia Park. Ridden by Jorge Chavez, Toccet completed the 1 1/16 miles in 1 minute, 45.20 seconds as the 1-10 favorite. He paid $2.20 to win. One of last year's top 2-year-olds, Toccet was sidelined eight months with leg injuries. Next on his schedule is the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 1. Also aiming for that race is Bobby Frankel-trained Peace Rules, winner of the Haskell Invitational Handicap, Blue Grass Stakes and Louisiana Derby.
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