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Thursday, April 09 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Thursday, April 9, 2009


MAFAAZ HAS MEET AND GREET WITH STARTING GATE CREW

Shadwell Stable’s Mafaaz (GB), who will race Saturday in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) in his Amerian debut, visited the starting gate Thursday morning at Keeneland and then galloped a mile and a quarter under exercise rider Miguel Moya.

“He just walked in the there and backed right out,” said Les Reynolds, head traveling lad for trainer John Gosden. “We just wanted him to get used to the gate here and let the gate personnel see him.





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War Kill Edges Selva In Beaumont


Lexington, Ky. (April 8, 2009)—War Kill scored a narrow victory over Selva in the $150,000, Grade 2 Beaumont Stakes Wednesday to give jockey Julien Leparoux his fourth win of the afternoon.

It was a two-horse race for more than half of the seven furlong, 184 feet race with no more than a half length separating the first two finishers as heavily favored Evita Argentina trailed the six-horse field.





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Wednesday, April 08 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Wednesday, April 8, 2009


CLIFFY’S FUTURE WORKS TOWARD SATURDAY’S TOYOTA BLUE GRASS

With trainer Darrin Miller up, Silverton Hill LLC’s Cliffy’s Future worked three furlongs in :36.40 and galloped out a half-mile in :49 on Wednesday morning at Keeneland.

“It was a nice work,” Miller said of Cliffy’s Future, who won the Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park on March 21 in his most recent start. “He felt good. I just wanted to see him stretch out through the lane and that is what he did.”





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Keeneland Overnight for Saturday, April 11


Stakes Closing April 8

The Appalachian Stakes is a grade III race for 3yo fillies going 1 mile over the turf. The purse is $100,000; the nom fee is $100

The Doubledogdare Stakes is a Grade III for fillies and mares 4yo & up going 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland's Polytrack. Purse is $100,000; nom fee is $100.





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Field of 11 for Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1)


Hold Me Back, Undefeated Charitable Man and English Invader Mafaaz Headline Field of 11 for Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1)

Lexington, KY (April 8, 2009) – WinStar Farm LLC’s Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane’s End (G2), Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s undefeated Charitable Man and Hamdan al Maktoum’s Mafaaz (GB), winner of the Kentucky Derby Challenge at Kempton Park in England last month, headline a field of 11 horses entered for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland.





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Smart Strike Colt Brings $475,000 on Tuesday at Keeneland


Lexington, KY (April 7, 2008) – A colt by Smart Strike brought a final bid of $475,000 from trainer Bob Baffert to top the second and final session of Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

Baffert said he purchased the colt, out of the Belong to Me mare Private Feeling, for Mike Pegram, Paul Weitman and Karl Watson. He was consigned by Jerry Bailey Sales Agency, agent.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Tuesday, April 7, 2009


CHARITABLE MAN ON TRACK FOR RETURN TO THE RACES

When Charitable Man goes postward in Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1), he will be making his first start since winning the Grade 2 Futurity at Belmont Park on Sept. 13.

Neal McLaughlin, brother of and assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, said the road to the Toyota Blue Grass had to come with no bumps and so far that has been the case.





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Keeneland Overnight for Friday, April 10


Stakes Closing April 8

The Appalachian Stakes is a grade III race for 3yo fillies going 1 mile over the turf. The purse is $100,000; the nom fee is $100

The Doubledogdare Stakes is a Grade III for fillies and mares 4yo & up going 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland's Polytrack. Purse is $100,000; nom fee is $100





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Tuesday, April 07 2009


Keeneland April Sale Records Highest Price Paid for Juvenile At Public Auction in 2009


Lexington, KY (April 6, 2009) – Trainer Bob Baffert signed the ticket for $1.9 million for Vallenzeri on opening night of Keeneland’s April Two-Year-Olds in Training Sale. It is the highest price paid for a juvenile at public auction in 2009.

Baffert bought the colt – by Horse of the Year A.P. Indy out of Horse of the Year Azeri – on behalf of client Kaleem Shah. Vallenzeri breezed an eighth of a mile in :10.1 during the sale’s Preview Day show on April 2. He was consigned by Eddie Woods, agent.





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Monday, April 06 2009


Keeneland Barn Notes—Monday, April 6, 2009


PATENA WORK SATISFIES DUTROW

With a light, cold drizzle falling, Patena put in his final major preparation for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) by working five furlongs in 1:00 with jockey Robby Albarado up.

It was Patena’s second work at Keeneland since running eighth in the Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 14. Patena worked a half-mile in :51.80 on March 28.





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Keeneland Barn Notes—Sunday, April 5, 2009


CHARITABLE MAN TUNES UP FOR TOYOTA BLUE GRASS WITH SHARP FIVE-FURLONG WORK

Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren Jr.’s undefeated Charitable Man completed his major work for Saturday’s $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) by working five furlongs in :59.60 under exercise rider Pat Correa.

The Kiaran McLaughlin trainee picked up some unexpected company at the head of the lane with another worker and finished his final quarter mile in :23.60, according to Keeneland clockers, who had Charitable Man galloping out six furlongs in 1:13.40.





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Saturday, April 04 2009


Hooh Why Upsets Stardom Bound In Ashland


Lexington, Ky. (April 4, 2009)—Hooh Why, the widely traveled filly with an unglamorous pedigree and a substitute jockey, upset heavily favored Stardom Bound Saturday at Keeneland to win the $400,000, Grade 1 Ashland Stakes.

Jockey Corey Lanerie was named to replace Rene Douglas in late afternoon and then guided the daughter of little-known Cloud Hopping to a narrow victory in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies.





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