The Blue Grass Stakes is one of three major horse races taking place on Saturday on the path to the Kentucky Derby. The Stakes get underway in Lexington at 6:00 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.
Here’s a look at all the details for the 2016 Blue Grass Stakes.
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m. Eastern
Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Kentucky
TV Channel: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports offers a live stream of the race through the Live Extra site and mobile apps. It requires a cable login to access the stream.
Race Preview: Of the three Derby prep races happening on Saturday, the Blue Grass Stakes has by far the largest field with 14 horses competing in the race. It is a 100–40–20–10 points distribution towards the Kentucky Derby as the horses look to earn the right to compete down the road next month at Churchill Downs.
The Stakes along with the two other Saturday races will help give horse racing fans a clearer picture of what the Kentucky Derby field will look like. This race is particularly intriguing given it’s close proximity in location to next month’s Derby.