For several 3-year-olds pointing toward the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, the April 19 event offers a final chance at graded earnings and entry into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). But the horse whose form points to a likely win in the 1 1/16-mile event has no aspirations of making the Derby -- and he could spoil the plans of those who do when a field of 11 goes postward in the final Derby prep of the season.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
The April 19 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II), the final chance for Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls to pick up graded stakes earnings, closed April 11 with 39 nominations.
Big Glen, guided confidently by Rene Douglas, found room along the inside and finished in a full drive to the wire to defeat favored Miner's Claim by a short neck in the $100,000 Rushaway Stakes for 3-year-olds at Turfway Park.
Derby hopeful returns for $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes at Turfway March 1.
A total of 156 horses were nominated for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) March 22 at Turfway Park.
Big Glen, eighth after a half-mile, made a sweeping, six-wide move around the second turn, caught the leader at the top of the stretch, and drew away to win by 1 1/4 lengths Feb. 2 in the WEBN Stakes on the Turfway Park Polytrack.
|Trainer||Frank L. Brothers|
|Jockey||Rene R. Douglas|
|Owner||John T. L. Jones, Jr. and Bill Jones|
|Breeder||John T. L. Jones Jr., Bill Heiligbrodt & Richard Taylor, et.al.|
|Big Glen View Five-Cross Pedigree||Cactus Ridge||Hennessy|
|Double Park (FR)|
|Zamba Canuta||Unaccounted For|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||John T.L. Jones||Four Star Sales, agent||$10,000|
|Ocho Ocho Ocho|
|Take Charge Brandi|
|Aigue Marine (GB)|