Western Pride led from the start and won the $200,000 Calder Derby by five lengths Saturday at Calder Race Course. Tour of the Cat was second, 3 1/4 lengths ahead of Built Up.
Riding a two-race win streak, Western Pride entered the $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) Sept. 29 at Thistledown with his guns blazing. It was to be his biggest battle to date, facing 1-5 favorite and last year's 2-year-old juvenile male champion, Macho Uno, and four other rivals.
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