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Blue Grass Stakes

On Saturday, April 7, 2018, e Five Racing and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic won the Grade 2, $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes at historic Keeneland Race Course, being awarded 100 points towards Churchill Downs’ Road to The Kentucky Derby. No matter if you’re looking for 2018 Blue Grass contenders, entries, odds, 2018 results and payouts, news, past winners, Kentucky Derby Trail Tracker, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


Trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, the defending Juvenile champion Good Magic was a clear standout and kept to task, crossing the wire first by 1 1/2 lengths in a final time of 1:50.18 in the Grade 2, $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes.

Read the full race recap HERE along with the finishing order, results, and payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2018 Blue Grass Stakes Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

Blue Grass Stakes Wagering Guide

1st11Good MagicJose OrtizChad Brown1.60*
2nd12FlameawayJose LezcanoMark Casse5.00
3rd2DQ-Sporting ChanceLuis SaezD. Wayne Lukas7.90
4th10Free Drop BillyIrad Ortiz, Jr.Dale Romans6.00
5th7Blended CitizenKyle FreyDoug O'Neill25.10
6th4KanthakaJulien LeparouxJerry Hollendorfer6.20
7th9Tiz MischiefCorey LanerieDale Romans21.90
8th6MarconiRyan MooreTodd Pletcher9.20
9th1Zing ZangShaun BridgmohanSteve Asmussen64.70
10th3California NightJames GrahamMichael Maker106.50
11th8Gotta GoChris LanderosIan Wilkes108.20
12th13MachismoJacob RadosevichAnthony Quartarolo42.60
13th15DeterminantTyler GaffalioneMark Casse75.90
14th14ArawakFernando De La CruzDoug O'Neill69.40
11Good MagicJose OrtizChad Brown5.203.602.80
12FlameawayJose LezcanoMark Casse5.003.80
10Free Drop BillyIrad Ortiz, Jr.Dale Romans3.60
$0.50 Pick 312-1-11 (3 Correct)$14.25$202,959
$0.50 Pick 412-12-1-5/11 (4 Correct)$148.30$1,065,003
$0.50 Pick 54-12-12-1-5/11 (5 Correct)$5,849.10$899,196
$0.50 Pick 54-12-12-1-5/11 (4 Correct)$32.35$0
$1.00 Pick 69-4-12-12-1-5/11 (5 Correct)$232.40$52,474$30,689
$1.00 Daily Double1-11$3.40$129,321
$1.00 Exacta11-12$12.70$1,101,352
$0.10 Superfecta11-12-10-2$26.76$484,143
$1.00 Super High Five11-12-10-2-7$980.20$13,059
$0.50 Trifecta11-12-10$23.50$777,410


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The Grade 2, $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes is a pivotal race within Churchill Downs’ Road to The Kentucky Derby as we’ve seen it produce solid horses in past years. Even though the race is over, you’ll want to keep track of where these horses will run next.

The Derby Trail Tracker monitors and lists all the 2018 Kentucky Derby contenders and where they will be running next. Updated by Saratoga Slim, the races along the Derby trail with Kentucky Derby points (and a couple important preps without points) are listed and the potential runners (with trainer last name in parentheses) are categorized as follows:

·         Probable: connections (trainer / owner) have said they are planning to run their horse in this race

·         Possible: connections (trainer / owner) have named this race as a possible place that their horse may run

·         Target: connections (trainer / owner) have said that their horse will target this race in the future

·         Speculative: based on quotes from connections and past trainer trends, these are educated guesses on where the horse  may run on the Derby Trail

2018 Derby Trail Tracker


The Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes has been the highlight of Keeneland’s spring meet since 1937. The mile and one-eighth race has produced many Kentucky Derby winners over it’s illustrious history. Here is a look at all the past winners since 1937.

2018Good MagicJose OrtizChad Browne Five Racing and Stonestreet Stables1:50.18
2017Irap Julien Leparoux Doug O'Neil Reddam Racing LLC 1:50.39
2016Brody's Cause Luis Saez Dale Romans Albaugh Family Stable 1:50.20
2015Carpe Diem John Velazquez Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm/Stonestreet Stables 1:49.77
2014Dance With Fate Corey Nakatani Peter Eurton Alesia/Bran Jam Stable/Ciaglia Racing 1:50.06
2013Java's War Julien Leparoux Kenny McPeek Charle Fipke 1:50.27
2012Dullahan Kent Desormeax Dale Romans Donegal Radcing 1:47.94
2011Brilliant Speed Joel Rosario Thomas Albertrani Live Oak Plantation 1:50.92
2010Stately Victor Alan Garcia Mike Maker F. Thomas and Jack Conway 1:48.69
2009General Quarters Eibar Coa Thomas McCarthy Thomas McCarthy1:49.26
2008Monba Edgar Parado Todd Pletcher Starlight Stables 1:49.71
2007Dominican Rafael Bajarano Darrin Miller Silverton LLC 1:51.33
2006Sinister Minister Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Mercedes Stable 1:48.85
2005Bandini John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Michael Tabor 1:48.85
2004The Cliff's Edge Shane Sellers Nick Zito Robert LaPenta 1:49.42
2003Peace Rules Edgar Prado Bobby Frankel Edmund Gann 1:51.73
2002Harlan's Holiday Edgar Prado Kenny McPeek Starlight Stable 1:51.51
2001Millennium Wind Laffit Pincay Jr. David Hoffmans D & J Heerensperger 1:48.32
2000High Yield Pat Day D Wayne Lukas Tabor/Lewis/Magnier 1:48.60
1999Menifee Pat Day Elliott Walden Hancock/Stone1:48.60
1998Halory Hunter Gary Stevens Nick Zito Celtic Pride Stable 1:47.80
1997Pulpit Shane Sellers Frank Brothers Claiborne Farm 1:49.80
1996Skip Away Shane Sellers Sonny Hine Carolyn Hine 1:47.20
1995Wild Syn Randy Romero Thomas ArnemannJurgen Arnemann 1:49.20
1994Holy Bull Mike Smith Warren Croll Jr. Warren Croll Jr. 1:50.00
1993Prairie Bayou Mike Smith Tom Bohannan Loblolly Stable 1:49.60
1992Pistols and Roses Jacitno Vazquez George Gianos Willis Family Stables 1:49.00
1991Strike the Gold Chris Antley Nick Zito BCC Stable 1:48.40
1990Summer Squall Pat Day Neil Howard Dogwood Stable 1:48.60
1989Western Playboy Randy Romero Harvey Vanier R Vanier/R. Roncari 1:51.20
1988Granacus Jacinto Vazquez Pat Collins Steve A. Stavro 1:52.20
1987WarHerb McCauley D Wayne Lukas Tom Gentry 1:48.40
1986Bachelor Beau Larry Melacon Phillip Hauswald R. A. Waterfield/J. B. Tafel 1:51.20
1985Chief's Crown Don MacBeth Roger Laurin Star Crown Stable 1:47.60
1984Taylor's Special Pat Day Bill Mott William Lucas 1:52.20
1983Play Fellow Jean Cruguet Harvey Vanier Vanier/Lauer/Victor1:49.40
1982Linkage Bill Shoemaker Henry Clark Christiana Stable 1:48.00
1981Proud Appeal Jeffery Fell Stanley Gough Gainesway Farm 1:51.40
1980Rockhill Native John OldhamHerbert Stevens Harry A. Oak 1:50.00
1979Spectacular Bid Ronnie Franklin Bud Delp Hawksworth Farm 1:50.00
1978Alydar Jorge Velazquez John Veitch Calumet Farm 1:49.60
1977For the Moment Angel Cordero Jr. LeRoy Jolley Gerald Robins 1:50.20
1976Honest Pleasure Braulio BaezaLeRoy Jolley Bertram Firestone 1:49.40
1975Master Derby Darrel McHargue Smiley Adams Golden Chance Farm 1:49.00
1974Judger Lafitt Pincay Jr. Woody StephensSeth Hancock 1:49.20
1973My Gallant Angel Cordero Jr. Lou Goldfine Arthur Appleton 1:49.60
1972Riva Ridge Ron Turcotte Lucien Laurin Meadow Stable 1:49.60
1971ImpetuosityEric Guerin George Poole W. P. Rosso1:49.40
1970Dust Commander Mike ManganelloDon Combs Robert Lehmann 1:51.20
1969Arts and Letters Bill Shoemaker J. Elliott Burch Rokeby Stable 1:47.80
1968Forward Pass Ismael ValenzuelaHenry Forrest Calumet Farm 1:47.80
1967Diplomat Way Johnny Sellers John Meaux Harvey Peltier 1:49.60
1966Abe's Hope Bill Shoemaker Del Carroll Grand Prix Stable 1:49.20
1965Luck Debonair Bill Shoemaker Frank Catrone Ada Rice 1:49.00
1964Northern Dancer Bill Hartack Horatio Luro Windfields Farm 1:49.80
1963Chateaugay Braulio BaezaJames Conway Darby Dan Farm 1:48.00
1962Ridan Manuel Ycaza LeRoy Jolley Jolley/Woods/Greer1:47.60
1961Sherluck Braulio BaezaHarold Young Jacob Sher1:48.60
1960Tompion Bill Shoemaker Robert Wheeler C. V. Whitney 1:48.60
1959Tommy Lee Bill Shoemaker Frank Childs Fred Turner Jr. 1:48.60
1958Plion David Erb Tom Jolley Edward Potter Jr. 1:52.80
1957Round Table Ralph Neves William Molter Kerr Stable 1:47.40
1956Toby B. Robert Baird R. E. Wingfield Van Deren & Deming 1:51.00
1955Racing Fool Henry Moreno Loyd Gentry Jr. Cain Hoy Sable 1:51.80
1954Goyamo Eddie ArcaroWoody Stephens Woodvale Farm 1:50.60
1953Correspondent Eddie Arcaro Wally Dunn Mrs. Gordon Gulberson1:49.00
1952Gushing Oil Steve Brooks Whitney Jansen Sam Wilson Jr. 1:52.40
Ramon Adair
Job Dean Jessop
Sylvester Veitch
Robert McGarvey
C. V. Whitney
Mrs. Emil Denmark
1950Mr. Trouble Douglas Dodson Sylvester Veitch C. V. Whitney1:50.40
1949Halt Conn McCreary Woody Stephens Woodvale Farm1:52.60
1948Coaltown Newbold Pierson Ben Jones Calumet Farm 1:49.20
1947Faultless Douglas Dodson Ben Jones Calumet Farm1:51.20
1946Lord Boswell Eddie Acaro James Smith Maine Chance Farm1:51.60
1945Darby Dieppi Melvin Calvert Charles Gentry Mrs. W. G. Lewis 1:53.40
1944Skytracer Mike Cafferella Frank Baker Manuel Goff 1:52.60
1943Ocean Wave Wendell Eads Ben Jones Calumet Farm 1:53.80
1942Shout Out Eddie Arcaro John Gaver Sr. Greentree Stable 1:52.40
1941Our Boots Conn McCreary Steve Judge Woodvale Farm 1:51.20
1940BimelechFred Smith Bill Hurley Edward Bradley 1:51.00
1939Heather Broom Basil James Earl Sande John Hay Whitney 1:54.20
1938Bull Leah Irving Anderson Frank Kearns Calumet Farm 1:49.60
1937Fencing Jack Westrope Earl Sande Maxwell Howard 1:57.20
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