Winless in his three previous starts, Southern California invader Indy Wildcat surprised the field with an all-out effort to win the $100,000 Borderland Derby for 3-year-olds at Sunland Park.
- Bay Gelding
- Born 2003
- CA -Bred
|Jockey||Rickey A. Walcott|
|Owner||Side Management Ltd.|
|Breeder||Betty L. Mabee|
|Plagiarist View Five-Cross Pedigree||Souvenir Copy||Mr. Prospector|
|Feature Article||Seattle Slew|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||David J. Lanzman Racing||Golden Eagle Farm||$11,500|
Mike McCarty's Doctor Decherd, who won the Aventura Stakes Jan. 7 at Gulfstream Park by a nose, ships to the Southwest to run in the $100,000 Borderland Derby on Sunday at New Mexico's Sunland Park.
Favored Da Stoops left the field far behind on the turn and swept to the easiest of victories in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds, the first of four stakes races at Santa Anita Park for California and Florida-bred horses Saturday.
In Summation, Calder Race Course's 2005 juvenile champion, and a couple of California breds with considerable promise, Da Stoops and Plagiarist, head a field of eight in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash at Santa Anita Saturday.