Fresh off his victory in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II), Kindred Thoroughbreds' Going Ballistic leads a field of 11 in the $300,000 Centennial Oklahoma Derby Oct. 21 at Remington Park.
- Dark Bay or Brown Gelding
- Born 2004
- AR -Bred
|Owner||Bill & Denise Morrison|
|Forty Acres View Five-Cross Pedigree||West Acre||Forty Niner|
|Jackie's Gate||Gate Dancer|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Millennium Farms Kentucky, agent||($12,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
Entering the $500,000 Super Derby Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Louisiana Downs, Going Ballistic had not won since May. With help from jockey Clifton Berry, Mike and Mary Kindred's 3-year-old colt soared through the middle of the racetrack to overtake heavy favorite Grasshopper to win by a length.
All the talk leading up to the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) has been centered around race favorite Grasshopper. But several of the 10 contenders in the Harrah's Louisiana Downs feature event Sept. 22 have more than enough credentials to make bettors give the 1 1/8-mile event a second look.
Forty Acres took complete control of the $100,000 Super Derby Prelude shortly after the start and cruised to a resounding 2 1/4-length win with Carlos Gonzalez aboard Aug. 18 at Louisiana Downs.