Entries for the $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) won't be drawn until March 31, but from the looks of the nominations, the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) prep is shaping into a deep and competitive field with many of the nation's top trainers and horses participating.
Jazz in the Park
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2005
- KY -Bred
|Trainer||Bobby C. Barnett|
|Jockey||Jon Kenton Court|
|Owner||Russata Stables (James B. Metzger, Jr. and W. Chapman Hopkins, et al.)|
|Jazz in the Park View Five-Cross Pedigree||Ecton Park||Forty Niner|
|Time for Jazz||Kentucky Jazz|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Highclere, agent, agent||($50,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.
So, the undefeated 2-year-old champion, sent off at 1-20 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), had a fever the week before the race and the public was unaware of it. There is nothing that can be said here that won't be said in the weeks to come by those who bet War Pass, including the bridge jumpers, and those who had invested in him emotionally.