Blue Grass Stakes 2024

Saturday, Apr 6, 2024 Keeneland

Blue Grass Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey ML Odds
1 Top Conor Chad Brown Jose Ortiz 15-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Jose Ortiz
Owner: Flanagan Racing
2 Be You Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr. 8-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.
Owner: Repole Stable
3 Seize the Grey D. Wayne Lukas Nik Juarez 20-1
Trainer: D. Wayne Lukas Jockey: Nik Juarez
Owner: MyRacehorse
4 Dornoch Danny Gargan Luis Saez 3-1
Trainer: Danny Gargan Jockey: Luis Saez
Owner: West Paces Racing, R. A. Hill Stable, Belmar Racing and Breeding, LLC, Two Eight Racing and Pine Racing Stables
5 Good Money Chad Brown Javier Castellano 20-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Javier Castellano
Owner: Calumet Farm
6 Just a Touch Brad Cox Florent Geroux 7-2
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Florent Geroux
Owner: Qatar Racing, LLC, Resolute Racing and Marc Detampel
7 Lat Long Kenny McPeek Brian Hernandez, Jr. 30-1
Trainer: Kenny McPeek Jockey: Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Owner: Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC
8 Epic Ride John Ennis Adam Beschizza 20-1
Trainer: John Ennis Jockey: Adam Beschizza
Owner: Welch Racing, LLC
9 Mugatu Jeff Engler Joseph Talamo 30-1
Trainer: Jeff Engler Jockey: Joseph Talamo
Owner: Average Joe Racing Stables, Ltd. and Dan Wells
10 Sierra Leone Chad Brown Tyler Gaffalione 2-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
Owner: Peter M. Brant, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor, Derrick Smith, Westerberg Limited and Brook T. Smith
11 Encino Brad Cox Flavien Prat 12-1
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Flavien Prat
Owner: Godolphin LLC

All Top Blue Grass Stakes News

Sierra Leone solidifies himself a top Kentucky Derby contender in Blue Grass

Marcus Hersh Apr 06,2024
LEXINGTON, Ky. – No horse the first two days of this Keeneland spring meeting had made a long, sustained run from well off the pace and done more than spin his wheels. But then no horse the fir

Cox hoping Blue Grass is run over fast track

David Grening Mar 27,2024
Just a Touch, who finished second as the favorite in the Grade 3 Gotham on March 2 at Aqueduct, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes on April 6 at Keeneland, trainer B

Lukas pointing Seize the Grey to Blue Grass

Mary Rampellini Mar 27,2024
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Seize the Grey will get a chance to earn more Kentucky Derby points following his third-place finish in the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks last Saturday at Turfway Park. Trainer D.

Dornoch confirmed for Blue Grass

David Grening Mar 23,2024
Dornoch, the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth winner, will make his next start in the Grade 1, $1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 6, trainer Danny Gargan said Saturday. “It’s been my p

Stronghold goes with Santa Anita Derby over Blue Grass

Steve Andersen Mar 20,2024
Stronghold, the winner of the Grade 3 Sunland Park Derby in New Mexico in his lone start this year, is scheduled to have his Grade 1 debut in the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby on April 6. Trainer Phil

Timberlake continues prep for Blue Grass or Arkansas Derby

Mary Rampellini Mar 08,2024
Timberlake, who opened his season with a win in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Rebel on Feb. 24 at Oaklawn, breezed Friday morning at Fair Grounds. He went a half-mile in 48.40 seconds on a fast track, th

Blue Grass, Florida Derby on the table for Dornoch

Mike Welsch Mar 03,2024
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Although most of the talk both before and after Dornoch’s popular victory here Saturday in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth centered around who didn’t run, rather than

Timberlake's next start could be Arkansas Derby or Blue Grass Stakes

Mary Rampellini Feb 25,2024
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Timberlake is on schedule to advance to another Kentucky Derby prep after initially emerging from his winning 3-year-old debut in the Grade 2, $1.25 million Rebel at Oaklawn Park

Sierra Leone to Blue Grass, Track Phantom to Louisiana Derby after Risen Star

Marcus Hersh Feb 18,2024
Pacesetting Track Phantom could not hold off hard charging Sierra Leone on Saturday at Fair Grounds in the Risen Star Stakes, but next month in the Louisiana Derby he won’t have to. While Track P

Recent Blue Grass Stakes Winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Chad Brown
Sierra Leone Chad Brown
Todd Pletcher
Tapit Trice Todd Pletcher 99
Chad Brown
Zandon Chad Brown 98
Brad Cox
Essential Quality Brad Cox 97
Thomas Drury, Jr.
Art Collector Thomas Drury, Jr. 103
George Weaver
Vekoma George Weaver 94
Chad Brown
Good Magic Chad Brown 95
Doug O'Neill
Irap Doug O'Neill 93
Dale Romans
Brody's Cause Dale Romans 91
Todd Pletcher
Carpe Diem Todd Pletcher 95
Peter Eurton
Dance With Fate Peter Eurton 97
Kenneth McPeek
Java's War Kenneth McPeek 89
Q: When is the 2024 Blue Grass Stakes?

The 2024 Blue Grass Stakes will be held on Saturday, April 6, at Keeneland Racecourse. 


Q: How many Kentucky Derby qualifying points are offered in the Blue Grass Stakes?

The winning horse receives 100 points, with the second- through fifth-place horses earning 50, 25, 15, and 10 points.


Q: Who are some of the most famous horses to win the Blue Grass Stakes?

Northern Dancer (1964), Riva Ridge (1972), Alydar (1978), Spectacular Bid (1979), Strike the Gold (1991), Pulpit (1997), and Harlan's Holiday (2002).


Q: How do you bet on the Blue Grass Stakes?

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