Ordak Dan Earns BC Turf Berth in Argentina

The 4-year-old Hidden Truth colt scored his first win at the top level.

Ordak Dan earned an automatic starting berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) later this year when he won the Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (Arg-I) at San Isidro racecourse in Buenos Aries.

Ridden by Pablo Carrizo for trainer Carlos Carabajal, Ordak Dan won by three-quarters of a length from Soy Carambolo, earning his first win at the top level. He covered 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) in 2:29.34.

Going Somewhere, winner of the Carlos Pellegrini (Arg-I) in December, finished third.

Stud Misterio's Ordak Dan is guaranteed a starting spot in the $3 million Turf via the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series.

Carabajal said he was unsure if his runner would make the trip to the U.S. for the Breeders' Cup race, run at the same distance Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

According to a Breeders' Cup release, Saturino Erro, the 95-year-old owner of Ordak Dan said the victory was "the greatest of my life" and when asked whether he will attend the Breeders' Cup he replied, "Of course I will go."

Under the "Win and You're In" format, the Breeders' Cup will pay the $60,000 entry fee and provide a $40,000 travel allowance to the winning stable to start Ordak Dan in the Turf if the horse is nominated to the Breeders' Cup program by Oct. 21.

Bred in Argentina by Caryjuan, Ordak Dan is a 4-year-old by the Danzig stallion Hidden Truth out of the Sir Chester mare Duna Ter