It may not be worth points on the road to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), but the $750,000 Illinois Derby (gr. III) drew a packed field of 14, including some familiar names, when entries were taken April 17
Taken by the Storm
- Bay Colt
- Born 2010
|Trainer||Kenneth G. McPeek|
|Owner||Chasing Dreams Racing 2011 LLC|
|Breeder||Haras Santa Maria de Araras S.A.|
|Taken by the Storm View Five-Cross Pedigree||Stormy Atlantic||Storm Cat|
|Paint Brush||Broad Brush|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Kenneth McPeek, agent||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$27,000|
Sterling Racing's Black Onyx ran his way into the picture for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a 1 1/2-length victory in the $550,000 Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes at Turfway March 23.
Tampa Bay Derby runner-up will remain in the U.S. and point for the Kentucky Derby.
After sending out Frac Daddy for a five-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park on the morning of March 16, trainer Ken McPeek reported that the 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy would likely run next in the $1 million Florida Derby.