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1991 Best of the Bluegrass Stakes show---the top 10.mp3
In 1991, radio personality Tom Leach produced this top ten ranking of Blue Grass Stakes races. The ranking was voted on by a panel of featured interviewees including legendary racing jockeys, owners, trainers, and farm managers including former…

Keeneland Association - Riva Ridge, Ron Turcotte up, in winner's circle with Penny Chenery, Lucien Laurin, and Eddie Sweat, Blue Grass Stakes 1972.tif
1972 Blue Grass winner Riva Ridge in the winner’s circle with owner Penny Chenery, trainer Lucien Laurin, and groom Eddie Sweat. A Triple Crown hopeful, Riva Ridge won the 1972 Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes but could not take the Preakness on a…

Keeneland Association- Alydar, J Velasquez up, 1978 Blue Grass post parade.tif
Alydar, Jorge Velasquez up, before his definitive 13-length win over Raymond Earl in the 1978 Blue Grass Stakes. The future top sire in North America boasted a 14-9-1 career record from 26 starts and earnings in excess of $950,000.

Tony Leonard - Spectacular Bid, R.A. Smith up, Groom Herman Hall, Trainer Grover G (Bud) Delp, before 1979 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.tif
The sensational Spectacular Bid, with groom Herman Hall and trainer Bud Delp at Keeneland in April 1979.

The heavily favored colt was piloted by Ronnie Franklin to an impressive 7-length victory over Lot o’ Gold in the 1979 Blue Grass Stakes. The…

Keeneland Association - 1969 Blue Grass Stakes Arts and Letters, finish line.jpg
Arts and Letters, Bill Shoemaker up, in a commanding 15-length Blue Grass victory. Campaigned by Rokeby Stables, Arts and Letters gave Shoemaker his fifth Blue Grass win. The Racing Hall of Fame jockey would claim a sixth victory in 1982 aboard…

Keeneland Library Collection - Arts and Letters with trainer Elliot Burch and groom Sylvester Cook.tif
1969 Blue Grass Stakes winner Arts and Letters with trainer Elliot Burch and groom Sylvester Cook.

Essential Quality out of the gate - Joyce Patci.jpg
This photograph showcases the start of the 2021 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

Heavily favored approaching the Blue Grass on the heels of four wins from four starts, Essential Quality, Luis Saez up, prevailed by a neck in the 97th running of the Blue…

Art Collector winning the 96th Running of the Blue Grass Stakes - Mark Brown.jpg
Art Collector, Brian Hernandez Jr. up, approaching the finish of the 2020 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. The colt defeated filly Swiss Skydiver by 3 1/2 lengths. The 96th running of the Blue Grass was presented during Keeneland’s five-day 2020 Summer…

36H x 64W - BLUEGRASS 2018 04 - Good Magic - SMALL.jpeg
This infield photograph features Good Magic, Jose Ortiz up, triumphing in the 2018 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

The Curlin colt out of the Hard Spun mare Glinda the Good would finish second behind Triple Crown winner Justify in his next start at…

36H x 64W - BLUEGRASS 2015 01 - Carpe Diem - SMALL.jpeg
This photograph showcases Carpe Diem in the lead with John Velazquez up.

Carpe Diem’s Toyota Blue Grass Stakes win in 2015 gave Hall of Fame jockey Velazquez his second victory in the signature Keeneland spring stakes race. Velazquez rode Bandini,…
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