Blue Grass Stakes

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Note: Date, Track and Qualifying Points are based on the Road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby schedule

When:  April 1, 2021

Where:  Keeneland (Lexington, KY)

Purse: $1,000,000

Race Distance: 1 1/8 mile

History:  Like another of the Kentucky Derby prep races held four weeks before the Derby itself, The Blue Grass Stakes has flitted between a Grade II and I race since the inception of the grading system. It is currently classified as a Grade II race. It is named after the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

It has had a varied history with the first running being in 1911 under a different name, the Lexington Association Blue Grass Stakes and held at the Kentucky Association Race Track. It stopped throughout the first World War before restarting in 1919. From 1927 through 1936, no race was held under this banner before being revived in 1937 at Keeneland and being continuously held since then up until the Coronavirus outbreak of 2020.

It was held at Churchill Downs during the final three years of the Second World War before reverting back to Keeneland where it has been run ever since.

Qualifying Points:  100-50-20-10

Past Winners:

2019 - Vekoma
2018 - Good Magic
2017 - Irap
2016 - Brody's Cause
2015 - Carpe Diem
2014 - Dance With Fate
2013 - Java's War
2012 - Dullahan
2011 - Brilliant Speed
2010 - Stately Victor
2009 - General Quarters
2008 - Monba
2007 - Dominican
2006 - Sinister Minister
2005 - Bandini
2004 - The Cliff's Edge
2003 - Peace Rules
2002 - Harlan's Holiday
2001 - Millennium Wind
2000 - High Yield
1999 - Menifee
1998 - Halory Hunter
1997 - Pulpit
1996 - Skip Away
1995 - Wild Syn
1994 - Holy Bull
1993 - Prairie Bayou
1992 - Pistols and Roses
1991 - Strike the Gold
1990 - Summer Squall
1989 - Western Playboy
1988 - Granacus
1987 - War
1986 - Bachelor Beau
1985 - Chief's Crown
1984 - Taylor's Special
1983 - Play Fellow
1982 - Linkage
1981 - Proud Appeal
1980 - Rockhill Native
1979 - Spectacular Bid
1978 - Alydar
1977 - For the Moment
1976 - Honest Pleasure
1975 - Master Derby
1974 - Judger
1973 - My Gallant
1972 - Riva Ridge
1971 - Impetuosity
1970 - Dust Commander
1969 - Arts and Letters
1968 - Forward Pass
1967 - Diplomat Way
1966 - Abe's Hope
1965 - Lucky Debonair
1964 - Northern Dancer
1963 - Chateaugay
1962 - Ridan
1961 - Sherluck
1960 - Tompion
1959 - Tomy Lee
1958 - Plion
1957 - Round Table
1956 - Toby B.
1955 - Racing Fool
1954 - Goyamo
1953 - Correspondent
1952 - Gushing Oil
1951 - Mameluke
1951 - Ruhe
1950 - Mr. Trouble
1949 - Halt
1948 - Coaltown
1947 - Faultless
1946 - Lord Boswell
1945 - Darby Dieppe
1944 - Skytracer
1943 - Ocean Wave
1942 - Shut Out
1941 - Our Boots
1940 - Bimelech
1939 - Heather Broom
1938 - Bull Lea
1937 - Fencing
1927-1936 no race held
1926 - Bubbling Over
1925 - Step Along
1924 - Altawood
1923 - Bo McMillan
1922 - Busy American
1921 - Black Servant
1920 - Peace Pennant
1919 - Regalo
1915-1918 no race held
1914 - Bronzewing
1913 - Foundation
1912 - Sprite
1911 - Governor Gray

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Kentucky Derby 2021

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