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HISTORY OF THE MAKERíS MARK STAKES
04-11-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Makerís Mark is a Grade 1, $300,000 event for four year-olds and up going one mile on Keenelandís turf course. It has been held without interruption since 1989. Originally called the Fort Harrod Stakes, it assumed its present name when that promi...

HISTORY OF THE JENNY WILEY STAKES
04-12-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Jenny Wiley Stakes is a Grade 1, $300,000 race for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up going 1 1/16 miles on Keenelandís turf course. It is named for a pioneer woman who was captured by Indians in 1789 and after eleven months of captivity and t...

HISTORY OF THE BLUE GRASS STAKES
04-12-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Blue Grass Stakes is a $750,000, Grade 1 event for 3-year-olds going 1 1/8 miles on Keeneland's synthetic surface. It was originally held at the old Lexington Association track from 1911-1914 and 1919-1926. While not a major stake during this ti...

HISTORY OF THE ARKANSAS DERBY
04-12-2014 -- Allan Carter, Historian and Author, National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The Arkansas Derby is a Grade 1 $1,000,000 race for 3-year-olds at a distance of 1 1/8 miles on Oaklawn Parkís dirt track. Initially held in 1936, it had a negligible influence on the Triple Crown series until the 1976 winner, Elocutionist, won tha...

HANDICAPPERS' CORNER
-- Thoroughbred Bloggers Alliance - TBA
A big weekend at Handicappers' Cornier ...


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