Backtalk has already amassed more than $170,000 in graded earnings, which is likely already enough to secure him a slot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starting gate.
- Gray or Roan Colt
- Born 2007
|Jockey||Christopher A. Emigh|
|Owner||West Point Thoroughbreds, Inc. (Terrence Finley & John Kudla)|
|Boulder Creek View Five-Cross Pedigree||Tapit||Pulpit|
|Tap Your Heels|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Cronin Bloodstock||Beth Bayer, agent||$28,000|
|Two-year-old||Buzz Chace, agent for West Point Thoroughbreds||Niall Brennan Stables, agent||$300,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Following Lookin At Lucky's six-furlong workout at Santa Anita March 28, trainer Bob Baffert said his colt is "90% sure" for the $750,000 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 3.
Eight of the original 10 entrants for Santa Anita's Sham Stakes (gr. III), a useful prep for next month's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), remained part of the lineup when the entries were taken for the March 6 makeup date.
A look back at last weekend's races and a profile of impressive Fair Grounds allowance winner Hotep.