Grade II winners Candy Boy, Tapiture, and Vicar's in Trouble, all of which competed in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), are among nine 3-year-olds entered in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 2.
Vicar's in Trouble
- Dark Bay or Brown Colt
- Born 2011
|Trainer||Michael J. Maker|
|Owner||Ramsey, Kenneth L. and Sarah K.|
|Breeder||Spendthrift Farm LLC|
|Vicar's in Trouble View Five-Cross Pedigree||Into Mischief||Harlan's Holiday|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Clyde Taylor||Spendthrift Farm & Mark Toothaker, agent||$8,000|
|Two-year-old||Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey||Pike Racing, agent||$80,000|
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