Pyro Schools at Keeneland
by Claire Novak
Date Posted: 4/5/2008 2:46:38 PM
Last Updated: 4/6/2008 7:32:28 PM

Pyro schooling in the Keeneland paddock on April 5.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Pyro, winner of the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and the second choice at 9-2 in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) future wager pool number three, schooled in the paddock at Keeneland April 5. The Pulpitcolt, trained by Steve Asmussen, is pointing for a start in the April 12 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) en route to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

Accompanied by assistant trainer Scott Blasi, Pyro stood in the saddling stalls at the east end of the paddock before moving on to the walking ring. Kodiak Kowboy, winner of last year’s Saratoga Special (gr. II), also schooled.

Out of the Wild Again mare Wild Vision, Pyro has back-to-back victories in the Louisiana Derby and Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) to his credit. Second to 2-year-old juvenile champion War Pass in the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and third behind that one in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) last year, he has never finished off the board in six career starts. His earnings currently total $1,056,718. 


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