Donegal Racing

DULLAHAN RUNS DOWN HANSEN TO WIN THE BG - BRIS

April 17, 2012

Dullahan closed powerfully to catch Hansen in deep stretch of Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes, establishing himself as a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby with an impressive 1 1/4-length victory. Owned by Donegal Racing, the Dale Romans-trained colt recorded a fast-finishing fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs last fall and counts 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird as a half-brother.

"He was very strong all the way to the wire," jockey Kent Desormeaux said after Dullahan captured the 88th edition of the Blue Grass before a record crowd of 40,617 at Keeneland.

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