Borderland Derby

Race 10 at Sunland Park on February 26, 2011

  • STK
  • 1 1/16 miles
  • $100,000
  • 3 yo
  • 7:00 PM
  • 1:45.06
Payoffs
8   Fusa Code $16.60 $7.20 $4.60
6   Behold de Buy $20.00 $11.20
3   Special Kid $3.00
$2 Exacta (8-6) $339.20
$2 Trifecta (8-6-3) $1,720.20
$2 Superfecta (8-6-3-7) $13,004.00
Order of Finish
1

Fusa Code

Fusaichi Pegasus  – Lasting Code

3YO Gelding

$60,000
  • J:Justin Shepherd
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Northwest Farms LLC
  • O:Zollars, M. Cathy and R.L. Bob
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Fusaichi Pegasus , Bay, 1997. Lifetime: 761 yearlings sold, median $73,480.
  • Broodmare Sire: Lost Code , Dark Bay or Brown, 1984.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $55,000.
2

Behold de Buy

E Dubai  – Beholden

3YO Colt

$21,000
  • J:Ken S. Tohill
  • T:Joyce Salisbury
  • B:T. F. VanMeter & Brian Kahn
  • O:Donna Eaton
  • Margin:nose
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: E Dubai , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Lifetime: 343 yearlings sold, median $12,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Cat Thief , Chestnut, 1996.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $3,700.
3

Special Kid

Lemon Drop Kid  – Little Tom Cat

3YO Gelding

$10,000
  • J:Christian Santiago Reyes
  • T:Doug F. O'Neill
  • B:Mr. & Mrs. John D Rio
  • O:S.A.Y. Racing LLC
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Lemon Drop Kid , Bay, 1996. Lifetime: 653 yearlings sold, median $65,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Tomorrows Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1995.
  • Sale History: 2009 KEESEP, $25,000; 2010 KEEAPR, $55,000; 2010 OBS2HR, $80,000.
4

R Skydiver

Benchmark  – Justanotherblonde

3YO Gelding

$4,000
  • J:Miguel Hernandez
  • T:Henry Dominguez
  • B:Pam & Martin Wygod
  • O:Frost, F. Daniel and S. Fifer
5

What the Toccet

Toccet  – Winter's Quest

3YO Colt

$2,000
  • J:Isaias D. Enriquez
  • T:Shannon Ritter
  • B:Kilboy Estate, Inc.
  • O:Castleton Lyons
6

Carsoncitygambler

Artie Schiller  – Carson City Red

3YO Colt

$1,000
  • J:Christopher G. Zamora
  • T:Jamie Zamora
  • B:John D. Gunther & Prairie Star Racing
  • O:Mike Abraham
7

It's My Party

Unbridled Energy  – Dee Dee's Wildcat

3YO Colt

$500
  • J:Jorge Martin Bourdieu
  • T:Chris A. Hartman
  • B:Bloodstock Holdings LLC
  • O:Bobby Joe Hammer
8

3YO Colt

$500
  • J:Ramsey Zimmerman
  • T:Steven M. Asmussen
  • B:Millennium Farms & Little Brother Farm
  • O:Millennium Farms and Littlebrothers Farm LLC
9

Orion Xpress

Bertrando  – Reign Supreme

3YO Gelding

$500
  • J:Juan Ochoa
  • T:Henry Dominguez
  • B:Willow Tree Farm, Inc.
  • O:G R D Two
10

Mason's Pegasus

Fusaichi Pegasus  – Ashley Hall

3YO Gelding

$500
  • J:Alfredo J. Juarez, Jr.
  • T:Greg Green
  • B:Epona Bloodstock Ltd
  • O:Wallis, B. W., Dub and Shariann
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