Borderland Derby

Race 11 at Sunland Park on February 16, 2008

  • Grade
  • One And One Sixteenth Miles
  • Dirt
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:47.19
Order of Finish
1

Poni Colada

Volponi  – Coconut Willamina

3YO

$60,000
  • J:Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr.
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Hopewell Investments LLC
  • O:Robert Zollars and Mark Wagner
  • Margin:8
  • Sire: Volponi , Bay, 1998. Lifetime: 47 yearlings sold, median $6,200.
  • Broodmare Sire: Pleasant Colony , Dark Bay or Brown, 1978.
  • Sale History: 2006 KEESEP, $20,000.
2

Cape Time

Cape Canaveral  – Debt Free

3YO

$21,000
  • J:Ken S. Tohill
  • T:Chris A. Hartman
  • B:Padua Stables
  • O:Black Hawk Stable (Allen, et al)
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Cape Canaveral , Dark Bay or Brown, 1996. Lifetime: 182 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Fly So Free , Chestnut, 1988.
3

No Jepordy

Storm Boot  – Tada

3YO

$11,000
  • J:Ignacio Puglisi
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Derry Meeting Farm
  • O:J. Paul Reddam
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Storm Boot , Chestnut, 1989. Lifetime: 356 yearlings sold, median $21,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Tasso , Bay, 1983.
  • Sale History: 2007 KEEAPR, $42,000; 2006 FTSAUG, $140,000.
4

Capetown Royal

Cape Town  – On Top of That

3YO

$5,000
  • J:Joe A. Martinez
  • T:Henry Dominguez
  • B:M. G. G. Holdings
  • O:George E. Coleman
5

Mr. Golden Ruler

Tribal Rule  – Nature's Gold

3YO

$3,000
  • J:Quyet E. Bui
  • T:O. Dwain Grissom
  • B:Robert H McKee & Mary Ellen McKee
  • O:Double Kee LLC
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