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Essential Quality Edges Highly Motivated in Blue Grass

Essential Quality Edges Highly Motivated in Blue Grass

LEXINGTON, KY – Godolphin homebred Essential Quality edged a game Highly Motivated to extend his undefeated record with a neck victory in Saturday’s $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) at Keeneland. Essential Quality broke from post 4 under Luis Saez as the 1/2 favorite and settled just off the hip… Read More

Racing Dudes 2021 Blue Grass Wagering Guide and Picks

Racing Dudes 2021 Blue Grass Wagering Guide and Picks

Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Essential Quality, the champion 2-year-old male of 2020, is the 3-5 morning line choice for Saturday’s 97th running of the $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass (G2) going 1 1/8 miles on the main track. “It’s very rare for a horse to be able to be 4 for 4 and have different tactics,”… Read More

BLINKERS OFF 490: Mega Saturday Kentucky Derby Preps and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 490: Mega Saturday Kentucky Derby Preps and Rapid-Fire

The Racing Dudes preview this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby (G1) prep races – the Santa Anita Derby (G1), the Blue Grass (G2), and the Wood Memorial (G2) – then give rapid-fire selections for many of the weekend’s other stakes across the country. Featuring your resident Racing Dudes, Blinkers Off… Read More

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Watch Racing Dudes Live Coverage of Saturday Kentucky Derby Preps

Watch Racing Dudes Live Coverage of Saturday Kentucky Derby Preps

Join the Racing Dudes team for live coverage and betting discussions for Saturday’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby (G1) prep races: the Santa Anita Derby (G1), the Blue Grass (G2), and the Wood Memorial (G2). Watch LIVE below or directly on our YouTube page. Coverage begins Saturday at 4:30 PM CST.… Read More

Blue Grass Preview: Essential Quality Set for Final Prep

Blue Grass Preview: Essential Quality Set for Final Prep

LEXINGTON, KY – A compact but strong field of nine 3-year-olds including Essential Quality will contest Saturday’s $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) on Day 2 of Keeneland’s 2021 Spring Meet. The Blue Grass, which serves as a major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby (G1), offers 170 total Derby qualifying… Read More

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Essential Quality, Simply Ravishing Headline Blue Grass, Ashland

Essential Quality, Simply Ravishing Headline Blue Grass, Ashland

LEXINGTON, KY – Undefeated Godolphin homebred Essential Quality drew post 4 for the $800,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2), and trainer Kenny McPeek’s Simply Ravishing drew post 3 for the $400,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1), as they headline Saturday’s card at Keeneland. The Blue Grass is a 1 1/8-mile… Read More

Keeneland Opening Weekend Nears

Keeneland Opening Weekend Nears

LEXINGTON, KY – Keeneland’s annual 15-day Spring Meet opens Friday, April 2 and runs through Friday, April 23. The first two days of the season feature 9 stakes worth a total of $2.5 million. According to Stakes Coordinator Tiffany Bourque, here are the prospective fields for the races: Friday, April… Read More

Kentucky Derby Contenders Pedigree Analysis: Art Collector

Kentucky Derby Contenders Pedigree Analysis: Art Collector

With the Kentucky Derby (G1) finally nearing, we continue analyzing the pedigrees of some of the top contenders. This week’s subject: Art Collector  Since stretching out to two turns on dirt, Art Collector has yet to finish behind another horse. With a career record of 8-4-1-0 that includes a perfect… Read More

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