Grade I winner Brother Derek came through with his first winner when son Captain Derek won at Monmouth Park Sept. 2. Racing for Joseph and Gayle Ioia and Chuck Spina, Captain Derek captured the 5 1/2-furlong race by a nose in 1:05.51 in his second start (VIDEO) .
Bred in Kentucky by Wayne G. Lyster III, Captain Derek is the fourth winner from five foals of racing age out of the winning Thunder Gulch mare Thunder Serenade.
Brother Derek (Benchmark—Miss Soft Sell, by Siyah Kalem) won five graded stakes including the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I). He stands at Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. His 2012 fee was $7,500.