Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2011
|Jockey||Rico W. Walcott|
|Owner||Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.|
|Breeder||Thomas Newton Bell & Ross John McLeod|
|Alert Bay View Five-Cross Pedigree||City Zip||Carson City|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||ARB, agent||Three Chimneys Sales, agent||$65,000|
|Yearling||Indian Creek, agent||($42,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Koffee Grinder, whose four-race win streak at Hastings Racecourse ended in August, looks to get back to the winner's circle in the $150,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 14 at the Vancouver bullring.
Improving Awesome Return took control in the stretch and held sway in the final furlong to earn his first stakes win in the $250,000 Snow Chief, the featured event on the California Gold Rush day card at Santa Anita April 26.
Although his Derby Trail run ended with disappointment, grade I winner Tamarando has a chance to claim a lucrative consolation prize as the likely favorite in the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes April 26 at Santa Anita Park.