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What's Going On Here: Don't Ask

What's Going On Here: Don't Ask

Two people in the past month have asked me, “So, who is your Derby horse?” Yet I was as dumbfounded at the second asking as I’d been on the first. I have no idea who my Derby horse is. And for two good reasons.

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

Inside the Kentucky Derby Trail

What better way to bring color to winter than to envision roses in bloom on the first Saturday in May, scented green leaves adorning glasses of mint juleps, and the famed Twin Spires piercing a bright cerulean sky.

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Trainer Mark E. Casse
Jockey Julien R. Leparoux
Owner John C. Oxley
Breeder Steven Nicholson & Brandi Nicholson


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Auction History

Sale / Hip Type Buyer Consignor Price
Hip 583
Yearling John C. Oxley Warrendale Sales, agent for Silver Fern Farm $475,000

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