Santa Anita Derby (G1)

Race 8 at Santa Anita Park on April 8, 2017

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:51.16
8   Gormley $14.40 $7.20 $5.00
3   Battle of Midway $7.80 $5.40
13   Royal Mo $7.60
$2 Exacta (8-3) $96.00
$2 Trifecta (8-3-13) $1,014.00
$2 Superfecta (8-3-13-2) $4,198.00
Order of Finish


Malibu Moon  – Race to Urga

3YO Colt

  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:John A. Shirreffs
  • B:Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate
  • O:Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Malibu Moon , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 746 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Bernstein , Bay, 1997.
  • Sale History: 2015 KEESEP, $150,000.

Battle of Midway

Smart Strike  – Rigoletta

3YO Colt

  • J:Corey S. Nakatani
  • T:Jerry Hollendorfer
  • B:Thor-Bred Stables, LLC
  • O:Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Smart Strike , Bay, 1992. Lifetime: 584 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Concerto , Chestnut, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2015 FTSAUG, $410,000.

Royal Mo

Uncle Mo  – Royal Irish Lass

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Gary L. Stevens
  • T:John A. Shirreffs
  • B:Brandywine Farm (Jim & Pam Robinson)
  • O:Moss, Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S.
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Uncle Mo , Bay, 2008. Lifetime: 364 yearlings sold, median $85,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Saint Ballado , Dark Bay or Brown, 1989.
  • Sale History: 2015 KEESEP, $300,000.

Reach the World

Tapit  – Reach The Stars (IRE)

3YO Colt

  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Don Alberto Corporation
  • O:Don Alberto Stable


Ghostzapper  – Little Swoon

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Ridgling

  • J:Flavien Prat
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Sungyeoun Lim
  • O:Kaleem Shah, Inc.


Temple City  – Sky Dreamer

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:J. Eric Kruljac
  • B:John C. Oxley
  • O:Lewkowitz, Fred and Karen, Albert, Rory, Giordano, Lious, Kruljac, J. Eric

Term of Art

Tiznow  – Miles of Style

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Whisper Hill Farm, LLC
  • O:Calumet Farm

Irish Freedom

Pioneerof the Nile  – Island Striker

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Philip Robertson & Brenda Robertson
  • O:Donegal Racing

3YO Colt

  • J:Tiago Josue Pereira
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Dr. Mikel C. Harrington & Patricia O. Harrington
  • O:Kramer Racing, Sheep Pond Partners, Jaime, R. S., Jones, B. and Keh, S.

Midnight Pleasure

Midnight Lute  – Platinum Preferred

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Gelding

  • J:Jamie Theriot
  • T:Mick Ruis
  • B:Roger Long
  • O:Ruis Racing LLC

So Conflated

Eskendereya  – Donnie's Secret

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Gelding

  • J:Mario Gutierrez
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds
  • O:Reddam Racing LLC

American Anthem

Bodemeister  – Indy's Windy

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

  • J:Martin Garcia
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:WinStar Farm, LLC
  • O:WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, SF Racing LLC, Head of Plains Partners

Comma Sister

Tale of the Cat  – Haute Couture

3YO Colt

  • J:Israel Ocampo
  • T:George Papaprodromou
  • B:Chester Prince
  • O:Kretz Racing LLC
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
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  • Smart Strike

    Solid Strike

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  • Recruiting Ready wins the Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

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  • Belmont Stakes News Update June 8

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  • Gormley, with Victor Espinoza aboard, works at Santa Anita Park

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  • Cloud Computing (left) and Classic Empire battle during the Preakness stretch run

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  • Preakness Scene Setter

    Claire Novak sets the scene for the 142nd Preakness Stakes. Current track condition is muddy, but no more rain is forecast.

  • Always Dreaming May 17 at Pimlico Race Course

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