WinStar Derby

Race 11 at Sunland Park on March 16, 2008

  • Grade
  • One And One Eighth Miles
  • Dirt
  • $600,000
  • 3 yo
  • 8:00 PM
  • 1:49.82
Order of Finish
1

Liberty Bull

Holy Bull  – Lasting Sensation

3YO

$300,000
  • J:Eusebio Razo, Jr.
  • T:Thomas M. Amoss
  • B:Lawrence A Levin & Janis L Levin
  • O:Kenneth Maier
  • Margin:2
  • Sire: Holy Bull , Gray, 1991. Lifetime: 551 yearlings sold, median $32,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Dehere , Bay, 1991.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSS2Y, $30,000; 2006 FTKOCT, $37,000.
2

Screen to Screen

Deputy Wild Cat  – Wagner's Music

3YO

$132,000
  • J:Aaron T. Gryder
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Karl M. Hohensee
  • O:Pegram, Glasscock and Ol Memorial Stable
  • Margin:neck
  • Sire: Deputy Wild Cat , Chestnut, 1999. Lifetime: 22 yearlings sold, median $3,100.
  • Broodmare Sire: Concerto , Chestnut, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2007 OBSS2Y, $150,000; 2007 BAR2YO, $300,000; 2005 OBSOCT, $9,000; 2006 OBSWIN, $35,000.
3

Ablaze With Spirit

American Spirit  – Ablazing Grace

3YO

$72,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Donald R. Dizney
  • O:Heiligbrodt Racing Stable
4

No Jepordy

Storm Boot  – Tada

3YO

$36,000
  • J:Corey S. Nakatani
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Derry Meeting Farm
  • O:J. Paul Reddam
5

Deputyville

Deputy Warlock  – Lawrenceville

3YO

$24,000
  • J:Glen Murphy
  • T:H. Ray Ashford, Jr.
  • B:Steve Prather
  • O:E. DwayneTaylor, W. V. Palmer & Steven Prather
6

Cape Time

Cape Canaveral  – Debt Free

3YO

$18,000
  • J:Ken S. Tohill
  • T:Chris A. Hartman
  • B:Padua Stables
  • O:Black Hawk Stable (Allen, et al)
7

Poni Colada

Volponi  – Coconut Willamina

3YO

$9,000
  • J:Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr.
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Hopewell Investments LLC
  • O:Robert L. Zollars and Mark Wagner
8

Banker's Way

Burbank  – Wicca Way

3YO

$9,000
  • J:Jorge Martin Bourdieu
  • T:Blake Rust
  • B:Richter Family Trust
  • O:Charles Henderson, Mike and Peggy Rust
9

Winsome Charm

Silver Charm  – Social Scene

3YO

  • J:Tyler Baze
  • T:Jeff Mullins
  • B:Eddie G. James
  • O:A & R Stables LLC and Class Racing Stable
SCR
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  • Zensational goes for his third consecutive grade I win in the $300,000 Pat O'Brien.
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    Zensational Zeroes In On Third Grade I Win

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  • Millionaire Presious Passion tries Santa Anita for the first time in the Sunshine Millions Turf.

    Florida Raiders Head 14 in Millions Turf

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  • Texas 2008 Champions Announced

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  • Iowa Derby winner Tiz Now Tiz Then faces a full field of 3-year-olds in the Oklahoma Derby.

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    In Summation, Street Boss Meet in Crosby

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  • Liberty Bull won the WinStar Derby in 2008.

    Coming Next Spring: The Sunland Derby

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    El Gato Malo Has Lone Star Derby Appeal

    El Gato Malo, fifth as the favorite in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) last time out, takes on a dozen 3-year-old rivals in the $400,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) May 10 at the Grand Prairie, Texas, racetrack.

  • Icabad Crane takes the Federico Tesio Stakes under Jeremy Rose.

    Icabad Crane Wakes Up in Tesio Stakes

    Launching a strong bid from between horses on the final turn, favored Icabad Crane ran down the front-running Mint Lane in the final sixteenth of a mile to register a head victory in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes on opening weekend at Pimlico April 19. The triumph could provide trainer H. Graham Motion and owner Earle I. Mack with a prospect for the May 17 Preakness (gr. I) over the track.

  • Sebastian County holds off Poni Colada to take the Northern Spur.

    Sebastian County Captures Northern Spur

    Sebastian County, a clear leader a furlong from home, held off Poni Colada by a head to win the $75,000 Northern Spur for 3-year-olds on the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) program at Oaklawn Park April 12.

  • Z Fortune seeks a return to the winner's circle in the Arkansas Derby.

    Z Fortune Seeks Redemption in Arkansas

    Last year, Steve Asmussen and Robby Albarado teamed up with eventual Horse of the Year Curlin to clobber eight other contenders in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. I). On April 12 at Oaklawn Park the trainer/jockey duo will collaborate again with Zayat Stables' Z Fortune, but this time their starter has a lot to prove.

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    Arkansas Derby Runners Prep at Churchill

    Dogwood Stable's Blackberry Road, runner-up in the Kentucky Jockey Club (gr. II), and WinStar Derby winner Liberty Bull prepped for scheduled runs in next week's $1-million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) with workouts in the mud April 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Liberty Bull scores by two lengths in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park March 16.

    Liberty Bull Rushes to WinStar Derby Win

    Liberty Bull, third behind Denis of Cork and Sierra Sunset in the Southwest Stakes (gr. III) last time out, made that race look even better with a sharp two-length victory in the rich $600,000 WinStar Derby at New Mexico's Sunland Park March 16.

  • Poni Colada comes into the WinStar Derby off a scorching eight-length victory in the Feb. 16 Borderland Derby.

    Asmussen Enters a Pair in WinStar Derby

    These days, much of Steve Asmussen's focus is on his pair of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders, Pyro and Z Fortune. But on March 16, Asmussen has an opportunity to score some serious earnings with another pair of 3-year-olds, as he will enter Poni Colada and Ablaze With Spirit in the $600,000 WinStar Derby at Sunland Park.

  • Fierce Wind holds off Big Truck to take the Sam F. Davis.

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    Southwest a Real Corker

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  • Poni Colada cruises to victory in the Borderland Derby.

    Poni Colada Ices Borderland Foes

    Poni Colada remained unbeaten in New Mexico with an eight-length laugher in the $100,000 Borderland Derby for 3-year-olds at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Feb. 16.

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    Bob Black Jack Stacks Up in SM Dash

    Odds-on choice Bob Black Jack re-broke in upper stretch after being headed by Winsome Charm, leaving his challenger behind while winning the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash by 3 1/2 lengths in a Cushion Track-record time for six furlongs at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

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    Georgie Boy Choice in Millions Dash

    Georgie Boy, last seen winning the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) in September, is the expected favorite in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

  • Potential Aplenty in Smarty Jones

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  • Rapper S S wears down Yonegwa to take the Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park.

    Rapper S S Sinks Yonegwa at Sunland

    Rapper S S wore down the 4-5 favorite Yonegwa in the final furlong to capture the $105,950 Riley Allison Futurity at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino on Dec. 30.

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