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Blue Grass Stakes top three finishers

This is a listing of the horses that finished in either first, second, or third place and the number of starters in the Blue Grass Stakes, an American Grade 1 race for three year-olds at 1-1/8 miles on polytrack held at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky.[1] (List 1973-present)

Year Winner Second Third Starters
2010 Stately Victor Paddy O'Prado First Dude 9
2009 General Quarters Hold Me Back Massone 11
2008 Monba Cowboy Cal Kentucky Bear 12
2007 Dominican Street Sense Zanjero 7
2006 Sinister Minister Storm Treasure Strong Contender 9
2005 Bandini High Limit Closing Argument 7
2004 The Cliff's Edge Lion Heart Limehouse 8
2003 Peace Rules Brancusi Offlee Wild 9
2002 Harlan's Holiday Booklet Ocean Sound 6
2001 Millennium Wind Songandaprayer Dollar Bill 7
2000 High Yield More Than Ready Wheelaway 8
1999 Menifee Cat Thief Vicar 8
1998 Halory Hunter Lil's Lad Cape Town 5
1997 Pulpit Acceptable Stolen Gold 7
1996 Skip Away Louis Quatorze Editor's Note 7
1995 Wild Syn Suave Prospect Tejano Run 6
1994 Holy Bull Valiant Nature Mahogany Hall 7
1993 Prairie Bayou Wallenda Dixieland Heat 9
1992 Pistols and Roses Conte Di Savoya Ecstatic Ride 11
1991 Strike the Gold Fly So Free Nowork all Play 6
1990 Summer Squall Land Rush Unbridled 5
1989 Western Playboy Dispersal Tricky Creek 6
1988 Granacus Intensive Command Regal Classic 9
1987 War Leo Castelli Alysheba 5
1986 Bachelor Beau Bolshoi Boy Bold Arrangement 11
1985 Chief's Crown Floating Reserve Banner Bob 4
1984 Taylor's Special Silent King Charmed Rock 9
1983 Play Fellow Desert Wine Copelan 12
1982 Linkage Gato Del Sol Wavering Monarch 9
1981 Proud Appeal Law Me Golden Derby 11
1980 Rockhill Native Super Moment Gold Stage 11
1979 Spectacular Bid Lot o' Gold Bishop's Choice 4
1978 Alydar Raymond Earl Go Forth 9
1977 For the Moment Run Dusty Run Western Wind 11
1976 Honest Pleasure Certain Roman Inca Roca 7
1975 Master Derby Honey Mark Prince Thou Art 9
1974 Judger Big Latch Gold and Myrrh 14
1973 My Gallant Our Native Impecunious 9


  1. Stakes Histories, The Original Racing Almanac 2009, page 477 on June 26, 2008.

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