Derby hero Elliott continues hot streak at Keeneland

The man best known as the rider for 2004 Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones continued his quest to become the leading rider at this spring's Keeneland meet Friday as Stewart Elliott guided 8-1 shot Sisterly Love to an upset victory in the Grade III, $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes over the Polytrack.

Like Mine That Bird, '50 to 1' taking fans by surprise

For the connections of Mine That Bird, the scene at Keeneland on Friday had to be strangely reminiscent of the atmosphere at Churchill Downs five years ago, when the little-known gelding got the cold shoulder from Thoroughbred racing. The horse had the last laugh, winning the 2009 Kentucky Derby in a stunning upset. Now director Jim Wilson and the cast of 50 to 1 are backing their own longshot.

Parity might reign again in Blue Grass Stakes' finale on Polytrack

Expect the unexpected. For better or worse, that has become the tagline in recent times for the Grade I, $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes. Not only has a favorite not prevailed since Peace Rules in 2003 but five of the last seven winners have gone off at odds of 8-to-1 or greater, including three that cashed at double-digits.

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