As usual, trainer Bob Baffert has the racing world hanging on his every move leading up to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), even as he enters horses in the April 26 Derby Trial (gr. III).
Big Sugar Soda
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Owner||Robison, J. Kirk and Judy|
|Big Sugar Soda View Five-Cross Pedigree||Ready's Image||More Than Ready|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kirk Robison||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$45,000|
There were five 2-year-olds entered in the $196,000 Futurity Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park, but it turned out to be a two-horse race as fast-developing In Trouble topped favored Corfu for a comfortable win.
Trainer Todd Pletcher swept last year's Matron and Futurity stakes for 2-year-olds last year at Belmont Park with Kauai Katie and Overanalyze, and is well positioned to try it again Sept. 29 in New York.
Corfu and Wired Bryan, who put on quite a performance in the Aug. 11 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II), are back for a rematch Sept. 2 in the $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I).
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