$2 Million Purchase: ‘Legitimate’ Chestertown May Target Fair Grounds Derby Preps

by | 12.01.2019 | 5:10pm
Chestertown at the OBS March sale

A 2-year-old son of supersire Tapit, Chestertown broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths in his second career start this Sunday at Aqueduct. The Steve Asmussen trainee, purchased for a tag of $2 million at the OBS March sale, has always had high expectations from owners West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing, Siena Farm, Robert Masiello and Chester and Mary Broman.

Unfortunately, the colt finished third in his debut at Belmont Park on October 4.

“We think he's a legitimate horse,” West Point's Terry Finley told horseracingnation.com. “I look at Steve and his team. They've been around horses like this. They certainly don't get rattled. We're on a journey, and we're excited to see exactly where that journey takes us.”

Finley suggested that the New York-bred Chestertown, out of two-time Grade 1 winner and near million-dollar earner Artemis Agrotera (Roman Ruler), may be pointed to the Kentucky Derby prep races at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans.

Read more at horseracingnation.com.

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