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Vekoma Wins the Blue Grass Stakes


Vekoma ran away with the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

The heavy favorite won Keeneland’s premier stakes race by 3 1/2 lengths in front of a record 34,775┬áto punch a ticket to the Kentucky Derby.

With Javier Castellano aboard, Vekoma jumped to second in the Kentucky Derby points standings. He’s just behind Wood Memorial winner Tacitus. The Tapit horse just edged out Tax at Aqueduct.

In the final Derby prep race of the day, one Bob Baffert horse beat another. The favorite Game Winner got caught down the stretch by Roadster. Entering the Santa Anita Derby Roadster did not have one single Kentucky Derby point. Now he’s fourth, securely in the running for the roses.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

1 Comment for Vekoma Wins the Blue Grass Stakes

  1. BPatte
    10:27 am April 7, 2019 Permalink

    He looked like he was about to break down coming down the stretch.