Andover Hall colt dominant in Bluegrass Stakes

1 October 2017 | Written by Nikki Reed

The John Butenschoen trained Dover Dan was a class above his rivals in the second of three Explosive Matter Bluegrass Stakes divisions for 3-year-old trotters at The Red Mile, Lexington, Kentucky today, with a powerful eight and three-quarter lengths victory.

The last start Canadian Trotting Classic runner-up got away in fourth spot before taking the lead approaching the half way mark. From the three-quarter mark on there was never any other horse that looked a serious contender with the Andover Hall colt clearing out to score by almost nine lengths in a new lifetime best mark of 1:51.6.

The win was Dover Dan's second Bluegrass Stakes victory with the regally bred youngster winning his division as a juvenile last year too.

A $67,000 Harrisburg Yearling Sale purchase, Dover Dan is now the winner of nine races and $510,695 in stakes earnings.

The reigning Pennsylvania Sire Stakes champion is the last and best performed foal of the Hall of Fame trotter and millionairess CR Kay Suzie.