Fast Parade Preps to March Into Comeback

Fast Parade, winner of the 2006 Nearctic Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine, worked a half-mile in :50 Oct. 19 for trainer Peter Miller, who is preparing the gelding for a return to racing. The 4-year-old son of Delineator—Parade of Gold, by Prospectors Gamble, hasn’t competed since finishing 10th in the March 3 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita.

“He’s doing well, but he’s at least another month or so away,” said Miller, who trains at San Luis Rey Downs in Bonsall, Calif., and will saddle Set Play in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). “We haven’t picked out a race for him yet, but we hope to bring him back for the Hollywood fall meeting.”

Fast Parade, owned by Gary and Cecil Barber and bred in Washington by Dr. Michael John Konecny, captured the 2005 Captain Condo Stakes at Emerald Downs in Washington and the next year added the Baldwin Stakes at Santa Anita, Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar (where he set a course record of :54.75 for 5 furlongs), and Nearctic. He began 2007 with a victory in Santa Anita’s Impressive Luck Handicap before the Kilroe.

“He has quite a few physical problems—mostly arthritic,” Miller said. “He’s just a warrior. He’s a cool dude, and we’re trying to bring him back to the way he was before.”

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