Thursday, March 22 2012

Champion Hansen to Run in Keeneland’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1)

LEXINGTON, KY (March 22, 2012) – The 88th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (Grade 1), scheduled for April 14, received a major boost in horsepower today when it was announced that 2011 Eclipse Award-winning juvenile champion Hansen would use the race as his final prep for the 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

Description: Description: I:\Gen Office\Communication\Group\Releases\2012\Photos and Graphics\Hansen Breeders Cup small.jpgOwned by Dr. Kendall E. Hansen and Sky Chai Racing, Hansen is trained by Mike Maker, who won this race in 2010 with Stately Victor. Maker came within a nose of winning last year’s Toyota Blue Grass with Twinspired, who also was co-owned by Sky Chai Racing.

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