Willcox Inn, winner of the Arlington Classic, which kicked off the Mid-America Triple May 28 at Arlington Park, returns in pursuit of the $200,000 American Derby (gr. IIT), the second leg of the series July 9.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2008
|Trainer||Neil J. Howard|
|Jockey||Julien R. Leparoux|
|Owner||Farish, W.S. and Skara Glen Stable|
|Breeder||W. S. Farish & Skara Glen Stables|
|Close Ally View Five-Cross Pedigree||Giant's Causeway||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Lane's End, agent||($75,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Southern California shipper Thirtyfirststreet, making his first start on turf at odds of 21-1, took advantage of a crawling pace to edge Close Ally by a half-length in the $200,000 Lone Star Derby May 30.
Glen Hill Farm's Banned redeemed himself from a failed effort in last year's Breeders' Cup, as he came with a powerful run under Garrett Gomez to score the $237,400 American Turf Presented by Ram (gr. IIT) May 6 at Churchill.