July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Brilliant Speed wins Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland and guarantees himself a spot in the Kentucky Derby's twenty-horse field.
Brilliant Speed, trained by Tom Albertrani and ridden by Joel Rosario wins the Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes. Before a crowd of 24,990, on a cold and rainy day, Brilliant Speed secured his spot in the Kentucky Derby field, taking home the $450,000 first place...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
by Lou
To my recollection, high school prom was not the magical night many girls dream of. No, for me, the excitement and giddiness that prom spurs for most, was reserved instead for another evening: the Barnstable Brown Gala during Derby Weekend 2003.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.As told by Lena Ness, 25 To my recollection, high school prom was not the magical night many girls dream of. No, for me, the excitement and giddiness that prom spurs for most, was reserved...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
If the weather has you cancelling your plans to attend Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, come out to Keeneland in Lexington to witness a classic Derby prep--the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes. If you must stay in Louisville, follow me through the Louisville.com website, Facebook page, or Twitter as I cover Saturday's races and the festive scene at Keeneland.
The Grade 1 $750,000 Toyota Bluegrass Stakes brings the Derby trail to the picturesque Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The field of twelve is full of accomplished winners and every horse but one needs to win in order to have any chance of garnering enough graded stakes...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
Will we see another new Kentucky Derby hopeful enter the top twenty graded stakes earners by snagging the $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby purse or will The Factor add to his bankroll?
The Factor is the 7-5 morning line favorite going into the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby. Earlier this week, The Factor was instilled as the current Kentucky Derby favorite after the previously undefeated Uncle Mo finished third in the Wood Memorial. We'll see after Saturday if the...
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
One year, though, it rained badly on Oaks night, and we were using squeegees and vacuums on the red carpet the following morning because we didn’t want these celebrities to hear their shoes make squishing noises
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of Louisville Magazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com.