East Hall won the $300,000 Ohio Derby with a closing rush at Thistledown July 19, earning his first victory since a Nov. 24 allowance event at Gulfstream Park.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||William A. Kaplan|
|Jockey||Juan C. Leyva|
|Owner||Hendricks, H. Jack. and Justice, Roger|
|Breeder||Mary K. Haire|
|East Hall View Five-Cross Pedigree||Graeme Hall||Dehere|
|Win Crafty Lady|
|East Long Lake||Sultry Song|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Greg Gilchrist||Summerfield, agent||$23,000|
|Two-year-old||William Kaplan, agent for H.J. Hendricks & Roger Justice||Southern Chase Farm, agent||$55,000|
With a $300,000 purse, the 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby has taken a step in the right direction in returning to the days when Lost Code, Broad Brush, Skip Away, Milwaukee Brew and Smarten graced the winner's circle.
Wildcat Red and General a Rod, the one-two finishers in the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, will likely take their nascent rivalry to the next level in the $1 million Florida Derby.
The 25th annual Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's "Day of Champions" races will be run Tuesday, Jan. 21 in Ocala, Fla.
Derby season got off to a promising start Jan. 1 when General a Rod slugged it out to the wire with front-running Wildcat Red to prevail by a head in the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby.
|Glinda the Good|