Keeneland is in it’s second week of the spring meet and it looks like derby fever is springing up here in Lexington. Hansen, the favorite for the May 5th race at Churchill Downs, is running his last prep race in Saturday’s Bluegrass Stakes at Keeneland.
The colt is considered a gray by breeder’s standards, but his color has gotten brighter with age. The Kentucky bred and born Hansen has a record five starts, with four wins and one place.
In all, 23 horses – four at the Kentucky Association track and 19 at Keeneland – have used the Blue Grass as a path to victory in the Kentucky Derby, most recently champion Street Sense in 2007.