American Derby

Beschizza Rallies Faraway Kitten To American Derby Triumph

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey’s homebred Faraway Kitten, eligible to be claimed for $50,000 three starts back, rallied under Adam Beschizza to win Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby at Arlington Park, the last of three graded stakes on the Arlington Million Preview Day program at the suburban Chicago racetrack. Trained by Mike Maker, the 3-year-old colt […]

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Real Story Front-Running Winner Of American Derby In Stakes Debut

Making his first try in stakes company, Jeffrey Amling and Merriebelle Stable’s homebred Real Story seized command at the start under Joe Bravo and was never headed, winning Saturday’s 104th running of the Grade 3 American Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for trainer Ignacio Correas IV at Arlington International Racecourse. Favorite Captivating Moon closed late […]

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Ezmosh Likely Favorite Among Eight Contesting American Derby

Eight sophomores will race to establish themselves at the top of the 3-year-old turf division in the Grade 3, $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday, July 7. One of four Grade 3 events taking place that day in the Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite, the American Derby will be […]

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Sonic Boom Earns First Graded Victory In American Derby

Lothenbach Stables’ Sonic Boom went straight to the front and never looked back in Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby at Arlington Park, going wire to wire under Julien Leparoux to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Gorgeous Kitten, third along the rail for much of the way, got up for second, with My Bariley third and Imposing Will […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stars, Stripes & Saturday At Belmont

A bevy of graded stakes action awaits racing fans this weekend, highlighted by the Saturday card at Belmont Park. Both the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby have drawn competitive fields, while the Belmont Sprint Championship features Dubai superstar Mind Your Biscuits and the Suburban field is led by Shaman Ghost. The Belmont Oaks […]

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Albarado Wins Two Graded Races At Arlington On Way To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Robby Albarado left his new summer base of Ellis Park and returned to the familiar confines of Arlington Park for Million Preview Day. That quick Saturday trip paid off with a pair of graded stakes wins that helped him claim this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 5 – July 10. […]

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One Mean Man Up In Time In American Derby

L. T. B. and Hillerich Racing’s One Mean Man got up just in time to win Saturday’s Grade 3 American Derby by a half-length at Arlington Park. The sophomore son of Mizzen Mast covered nine furlongs over the firm turf course in 1:48.86 for trainer Bernie Flint, giving jockey Robby Albarado a late double. “His […]

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World Approval Battles For American Derby Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred gelding World Approval proved best in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 American Derby, charging down the Arlington turf course to fend off a late rally by Crittenden. Ridden by Jose Lezcano, the gray World Approval sat second off a slow early pace set by Nun the Less and seized the lead rounding […]

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Divine Oath Up in Time for American Derby Win

Let’s Go Stable’s Divine Oath drove between horses to an impressive victory in the Grade III $200,000 American Derby Saturday afternoon at Arlington International Racecourse. After a sharp break from the two-hole in the field of 10 starters, the son of Broken Vow sat patiently in sixth before passing five horses in the stretch to […]

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Cozzetti emerges late to edge out American Derby win

Trainer Dale Romans has accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Mid-America Triple after sending Albaugh Family Stable’s Cozzetti to win the Grade III $200,000 American Derby by a neck in a thrilling finish over Jim Tafel’s All Stormy.  Shaun Bridgmohan rode the son of Cozzene who covered a mile and three-sixteenths over “good” turf in […]

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