Vekoma Wins the Blue Grass Stakes at Keenland

The opening weekend of Keeneland’s spring meet provides several stakes races, including the Blue Grass Stakes on Saturday. The 1 1/8 miles dirt race is for 3-year-olds and is one of the final prep races for the 2019 Kentucky Derby. The Blue Grass Stakes awards qualifying points for the 2019 Kentucky Derby to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 scale. 

Race 10. Blue Grass Stakes, (GII). For three-year-old at 1 1/8 miles on dirt. Purse $1,000,000.


PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Somelikeithotbrown Tyler Gaffalione Michael J. Maker 10/1
2 Vekoma Javier Castellano George Weaver 9/5
3 Signalman Brian Hernandez, Jr. Kenneth McPeek 5/1
4 Market King Jon Court D. Wayne Lukas 20/1
5 Chess Chief Paco Lopez Dallas Stewart 30/1
6 Dream Maker Florent Geroux Mark Casse 12/1
7 Admire Robby Albarado Dale Romans 15/1
8 Win Win Win Irad Ortiz, Jr. Michael Trombetta 7/2
9 Sir Winston Julien Leparoux Mark Casse 15/1
10 Lucky Lee Chris Landeros John Servis 20/1
11 So Alive Luis Saez Todd Pletcher 15/1
12 Parsimony Mario Gutierrez Doug O’Neill 20/1
13 Moonster John McKee Dale Romans 30/1
14 Aquadini Corey Lanerie Dallas Stewart 30/1

$2 Wager Paid

Horse Win Place Show
Vekoma 4.80 3.20 2.60
Win Win Win 4.00 3.20
Market King 3.60

Somelikeithotbrown ran fourth.

Vekoma went off as the 7/5 favorite.

Running time – 1:50.93

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  • Vekoma
  • Signalman
  • Somelikeithotbrown

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