Fusaichi Samurai Returns to Competition Saturday
Fusaichi Samurai, once considered a leading prospect for this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I), is scheduled to return to competition Saturday at Hollywood Park in California. The 3-year-old son of Fusaichi Pegasus was entered in the seventh race, a six-furlong allowance, by trainer Neil Drysdale.Last year, Fusiachi Samurai established what then was a world record for a 2-year-old in training when he brought $4.5 million at the Fasig-Tipton Florida select sale at Calder Race Course. Fusao Sekiguchi was his buyer. In his only career race, the colt won a 6 1/2-furlong maiden race by two lengths last December, covering the distance in 1:15.54 at Hollywood Park.Fusaichi Samurai, was sidelined earlier this year by an injury. He will be ridden Saturday by Victor Espinoza, who was aboard for the colt's career debut.
by Deirdre B. Biles
Date Posted: 6/10/2005 3:44:07 PM
Last Updated: 6/11/2005 1:40:08 PM
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