Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sights from the Spring Meet at Keeneland

2012 Blue Grass Stakes winner Dullahan.

Trainer Peter Eurton places a reassuring hand on She's Cheeky before the mare ran second in the Grade 1 Vinery Madison Stakes on April 12.

Trainer Andrew McKeever oversees his charges paddock schooling two days before their April 14 races: Daisy Devine, who won the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley...
...and Street Serenade, a three-year-old Street Sense colt who won a maiden special weight.

Last season's two-year-old champion Hansen, prior to the April 14 Blue Grass which was won by...
Dullahan, seen here in the saddling enclosure with his game face on for trainer Dale Romans.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux splashes water on the Blue Grass winner.
Reigning Horse of the Year Havre de Grace parading in the paddock on April 15.
Dayatthespa, prior to winning the April 19, Grade 3 Appalachian Stakes -- the filly's third consecutive stakes win for trainer Chad Brown.
Somali Lemonade, a Grade 3 winner at Keeneland last fall for Michael Matz, about to run second in the Appalachian, her season debut.
Kentucky Derby hopeful Went the Day Well gallops on April 20, the day before breezing at Keeneland for trainer Graham Motion.
This colt threw his rider and went for a solo spin as Went the Day Well was just finishing up on the track.
Grade 2 stakes winner Air Support breezing a half-mile for trainer Shug McGaughey in :48.00 on April 20.
Pachattack was brimming with her sire Pulpit's hot blood in the paddock prior to winning the April 20 Hillard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes-G3...
...and was even more of a handful for jockey Rajiv Maragh and Graham Motion's assistant David Rock on her way to the track...


  1. Great photos! Thanks for sharing!! Havre De Grace has to be one of the most gorgeous fillies there is - just something about her.

  2. She is gorgeous! And it was very kind of Rick Porter and Larry Jones to bring her out for the crowd at Keeneland, and looking back, even nicer now that she has been retired.