Odds-on choice Golden Yank overtook Por Que in the homestretch and drew off for a 6 3/4-length romp in the $158,730 Zia Park Derby, giving the 3-year-old son of Yankee Gentleman back-to-back Derby victories for trainer Gary Thomas.
- Chestnut Colt
- Born 2005
Golden Yank, fresh off an impressive win in the $350,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park, heads the field in the $150,000 Zia Park Derby for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles Dec. 6 at Zia Park in New Mexico.
Though he's lightly raced and has yet to run farther than seven furlongs, Forest Command figures to draw much of the attention in the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs Sept. 20.
|Trainer||J. R. Caldwell|
|Owner||Caldwell, J. R. and Barnett, Carolyn|
|Breeder||Brereton C. Jones|
|Numismatist View Five-Cross Pedigree||Yankee Gentleman||Storm Cat|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Weanling||Mike & Mary Kindred||Brereton C. Jones, agent||$72,000|
|Two-year-old||Benchmark Training Center, agent||($40,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.