1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://horseracing.about.com/od/latestnews/ss/aa041109a_4.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

2009 Toyota Blue Grass Day at Keeneland

By

4 of 10

Second place finisher Hold Me Back
Second place finisher Hold Me Back

Second place finisher Hold Me Back returns after the 2009 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland

© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Jockey Kent Desormeaux said, "He handled the crowd and the parade, all the horses around him, he did all of that really well.  I think he's been fine-tuned today, and the next one is the one we shoot for.  I would have liked to have won today, of course, but it was a very encouraging effort."

Trainer Bill Mott said, "If you look at the upside it's a good thing he gave an honest and hard race. Have a little more pace down the road: That can't hurt him. The camp is anxious to go to Churchill."

Elliott Walden, vice president of racing for owner WinStar Farm, said, "He ran well, very well. A little wide on both turns, but they went slow up front and he finished strong. I don't see why not (run in the Derby). We're very pleased with the effort but we'll let the horse tell us."

  1. About.com
  2. Sports
  3. Horse Racing
  4. News
  5. Latest News Articles
  6. 2009 Toyota Blue Grass Day at Keeneland

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.