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Date: 04/11/2002


Harlan's Holiday, winner of the Florida Derby will be the favorite in the Blue Grass Stakes
Results

This weekend we have the big three prep races with the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, and the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn. This is pretty much the last stop on the Triple Crown trail for many of the contenders and is a make or break day for them. In the Wood Memorial you will have Saarland, Sunday Break and Medaglia d'Oro trying to prove they deserve a trip to Kentucky. At Keeneland, Harlan's Holiday has a chance to cement himself as the Derby favorite with a win in the Blue Grass. The Arkansas Derby came up a bit light this year with no major contenders, but several second tier horses will be trying to move up the ladder including Windward Passage and It'sallinthechase.

ESPN will show the Wood Memorial from 3:30-4:30pm EDT while NBC will have the Blue Grass and a Derby Preview from 4:30-6:00pm EDT. You can also watch or listen online at the links provided below. Past performances for all the races will be available free online from DRF and Equibase with links after the entries below. Here are the fields for each race with morning line odds where available and links to useful info for each.

Wood Memorial (G1)

Purse: $750,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 4:15pm EDT
Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1123 Buddha Bond Day 4-1
2123 Nokoma Pletcher Smith 12-1
3123 Sunday Break Drysdale Stevens 9-2
4123 Medaglia d'Oro Frankel Pincay 5-2
5123 Iwin Zito Desormeaux 20-1
6123 Laissezaller Perrett Migliore 20-1
7123 Saarland McGaughey Velazquez 3-1
8123 Blue Burner Mott Bailey 9-2

Free past performances from DRF
Free past performances and analysis from Equibase
Glenners' Picks
e-ponies picks (on race day only)
Live Audio
Results chart Race 8
More Aqueduct info

Blue Grass Stakes (G1)

Purse: $750,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 5:15pm EDT
Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 123 Ocean Sound Cassidy Delahoussaye 12-1
2 123 Straight Gin Zito Albarado 10-1
3 123 Harlan's Holiday McPeek Prado 6-5
4 123 Bob's Image Stewart Meche 8-1
5 123 Azillion Hess Nakatani 3-1
6 123 Booklet Ward Chavez 5-2

Free past performances from DRF
Free past performances and analysis from Equibase
Glenners' Picks
Live Video
Results chart Race 9
More Keeneland info

Arkansas Derby (G2)

Purse: $500,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 4:56pm CDT
Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1 118 Holdthehelm Assinesi Valenzuela 10-1
2 122 Outstander Jenkins Johnston 15-1
3 118 Gold Dollar Lukas Santos 15-1
4 122 Dusty Spike Lee Berry 8-1
5 122 It'sallinthechase Brown Melancon 10-1
6 118 Wild Horses Pletcher Douglas 8-1
7 118 Guppie's Secret Whiting Borel 30-1
8 122 Windward Passage Asmussen McCarron 4-1
9 118 Bay Monster Wren Lovato 20-1
10 122 Mr. Mellon Walden Melancon 3-1
11 122 Private Emblem Asmussen Meche 9-2

Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
Live Video
Results chart Race 9
More Oaklawn info

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