Pennsylvania Derby (G2)

Race 11 at Parx Racing on September 24, 2011

  • Grade II
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:47.34
Payoffs
7   To Honor and Serve $5.20 $3.60 $2.40
1   Ruler On Ice $5.40 $3.00
9   Rattlesnake Bridge $2.60
$2 Exacta (7-1) $32.40
$2 Trifecta (7-1-9) $56.40
$2 Superfecta (7-1-9-2) $425.60
Order of Finish
1

3YO Colt

$556,000
  • J:Jose Lezcano
  • T:William I. Mott
  • B:Twin Creeks Farm, Larry Byer & Rancho San MIguel
  • O:Live Oak Plantation
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Bernardini , Bay, 2003. Lifetime: 587 yearlings sold, median $100,386.
  • Broodmare Sire: Deputy Minister , Dark Bay or Brown, 1979.
  • Sale History: 2008 KEENOV, $250,000; 2009 KEESEP, $575,000.
2

Ruler On Ice

Roman Ruler  – Champagne Glow

3YO Gelding

$192,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Kelly J. Breen
  • B:Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm
  • O:Hall, George and Lori
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Roman Ruler , Dark Bay or Brown, 2002. Lifetime: 276 yearlings sold, median $23,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Saratoga Six , Bay, 1982.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $100,000.
3

Rattlesnake Bridge

Tapit  – Prall Street

3YO Colt

$110,100
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:William Graves & Dennis Lynch
  • O:Mill House
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: B
  • Sire: Tapit , Gray or Roan, 2001. Lifetime: 552 yearlings sold, median $172,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Cherokee Run , Dark Bay or Brown, 1990.
  • Sale History: 2010 FTM2YO, $450,000.
4

Arthur's Tale

Bernardini  – Owsley

3YO Colt

$64,600
  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Thomas Albertrani
  • B:Stone Farm
  • O:Godolphin Racing LLC
5

J W Blue

Sky Mesa  – Kentucky Storm

3YO Colt

$37,300
  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Anthony W. Dutrow
  • B:The Elkstone Group LLC
  • O:The Elkstone Group LLC
6

Norman Asbjornson

Real Quiet  – Merryland Missy

3YO Colt

$10,000
  • J:Julian Pimentel
  • T:Christopher W. Grove
  • B:Thomas G. McClay, Harry C. Nye III & Horseshoe Valley Equine
  • O:McClay, Thomas and Nye, Harry
7

Rush Now

Tiznow  – Dirty Rush

3YO Colt

$10,000
  • J:Kendrick Carmouche
  • T:Anthony W. Dutrow
  • B:Chris Cahill & Kirt Cahill
  • O:Cottle, David and Smart Angle LLP
8

3YO Gelding

$10,000
  • J:Luis Contreras
  • T:Michael P. De Paulo
  • B:Gardiner Farms Limited
  • O:Andrews, Dennis, Lazaruk, Sandra and Giffin, Rob and Roberta
9

Isn't He Perfect

Pleasantly Perfect  – Reciclada (CHI)

3YO Colt

$10,000
  • J:Jaime Rodriguez
  • T:Doodnauth Shivmangal
  • B:Diamond A Racing Corp.
  • O:Kharag Stables
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