Derby Notes for 4/21
Jacques Cartier Stakes
Sovereigh Award Winners
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Arkansas Derby Day
Kentucky Derby Contenders
Although most of the top horses in North America are currently prepping for their starts in the Breeders' Cup Championships next weekend at Monmouth Park, there is still some
Jibboom draws off in the stretch
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9-1 Exciting Justice went to the front to set the pace and she was joined by Her Majesty and Seaside Affair to her outside the whole way. The threesome set a pace of 22.61 and 45.69 down the backstretch and around the far turn. Entering the lane, Exciting Justice tired from the fast early pace and faded to eventually finish sixth. 16-1 Jibboom, who raced back in 7th early, came out three wide into the stretch in traffic and closed with a rush, taking over the lead at the 3/16 pole. She drew away to win by 4 1/2 lengths over deep closer and favorite West Coast Swing, who put in a very strong rally from tenth but was left with too much ground to make up. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to 7-1 Mini Sermon third.
Pgm Horse Jockey Win Place Show 2 Jibboom Albarado 33.60 11.80 6.80 7 West Coast Swing Graham 3.80 3.20 11 Mini Sermon Douglas 5.00 Winning Time: 1:22.01 $2 Exacta 2-7 158.30 $0.50 Trifecta 2-7-11 249.50 $2 Superfecta 2-7-11-13 8,688.60
Jockey Robby Albarado said, "She got up for position within herself at the 3/8 pole and instilled a lot of confidence in me. I was just hoping to get through there at some point, and she did."
Garrett O'Rourke, farm manager of winning owner-breeder Juddmonte Farms, said, "We were supposed to be in the race yesterday (Valley View Stakes) and we were put on the also-eligibles. And, I guess itís fate that it just worked out perfectly today. Itís worth more money today, which is all the sweeter, as well."
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