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Toyota Blue Grass Facts and Figures

4/7/2018

Post     No. of Winners
1                      13
2                      12
3                      10
4                      14
5                      11
6                      6
7                      3
8                      6
9                      2
10                    2
11                    2
12                    0
13                    1 (Goyamo, 1954)
14                    0

 

Odds

The shortest-priced favorite to win was Spectacular Bid (1979), who went off at .05-1 (1-20). He paid $2.10.

The longest shot to win was Stately Victor (2010), who went off at 40.10-1 in 2010. He paid $82.20.

The last time the post-time favorite won was 2015 when Carpe Diem was 2-5.

 

Largest margin of victory

The largest margin of victory was turned in by Arts and Letters, who won the 1969 race by 15 lengths. He was followed by Alydar (13-length winner in 1978) and Sinister Minister (12 3/4-length winner in 2006).

 

Fastest times

The stakes record is 1:47 1/5, set by Skip Away in 1996. The track record for
1 1/8 miles is 1:47.75 set by 5-year-old Noble Bird when he won the Hagyard Fayette on Oct. 29, 2016.

 

Maiden winner

In 2017, Irap became the first maiden to win the race. He paid $64.60 to win.

 

Largest fields

Fourteen horses have run only five times: 1954, 1974, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

 

Wagering

All-sources wagering reached a record $21,736,983 during the 11-race 2016 Toyota Blue Grass card. Keeneland’s record for single-day on-track handle was $3,599,647 on April 16, 2005, day of the Toyota Blue Grass.

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