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Big Derby Prep Weekend

Dateline: 03/09/00


Dollar Bill winning the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds as a prep for the Louisiana Derby
Florida Derby results
Louisiana Derby results
El Camino Real Derby results
Swale Stakes results

This weekend the Triple Crown trail will get started in earnest with four graded prep races across the country. First off on Saturday at Gulfstream Park will be the Swale Stakes (G3) at 7 furlongs for those still trying to get on track plus the gem of the Florida sophomore season, the $1,000,000 Florida Derby (G1) at 1 1/8 miles. Later in the day will be the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco at 1 1/16 miles. Sunday closes out the weekend with the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) at the Fair Grounds at 1 1/16 miles. I will be at the Fair Grounds for this race, so watch for photos and results to be posted late on Sunday.

Several major contenders such as Millennium Wind, Monarchos, Dollar Bill, and Startac will be running so the outcome of these races could have a major impact on the field of this year's Kentucky Derby. The races will be televised on a one hour show Sunday afternoon from 4:30-5:30pm EST on ESPN2 (tape delay for all but the Louisiana Derby) and will also be shown live online via Real Video. Past performances will be available online from Equibase for the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby at these links. Below are the fields for each with morning line odds where available and links to useful info for each.

Florida Derby (G1)

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles

Results and photo

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1122 Invisible Ink Pletcher Velazquez 5-2
1A122 Monarchos Ward Chavez 5-2
2122 Radical Riley Hatchett Nunez 20-1
3122 Outofthebox Flint Bailey 3-1
4122 Trailthefox Biancone Peslier 3-1
5122 Turnberry Isle Lukas Day 8-1
6122 City Zip Rice Nakatani 6-1
7122 Dream Run McGee Court 15-1
8122 Songandaprayer Dowd Prado 5-1
9122 Talk Is Money Scanlan McCarthy 20-1
10122 You Know Who Pletcher Desormeaux 12-1
11122 Cee Dee Hamm Migliore 20-1
12122 It's So Simple Zito Coa 20-1
Free past performances from Equibase
Free past performances from DRF
Glenners' Picks
Live audio/video online
Results article and photo
Results chart

Louisiana Derby (G2)

Purse: $750,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Results and photos

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1122 Gracie's Dancer Leggio Jimenez 10-1
2122 Hero's Tribute Ward Chavez 3-1
3122 Clutch Player Stewart Borel 20-1
4122 Sam Lord's Castle Carroll Albarado 10-1
5122 Dollar Bill Stewart Day 9-5
6122 Unreal Party Pino Dominguez 30-1
7122 Millennium Wind Hofmans McCarron 5-2
8122 Fifty Stars Asmussen Meche 10-1
9122 True Concern Amoss Martin 30-1
Free past performances from Equibase
Free past performances from DRF
Live audio/video online
Results article with photos
Results chart

El Camino Real Derby (G3)

Purse: $200,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Results

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1115 Big Big Casino Bonde Carr 15-1
1A115 Dusty Dixie Road Bonde Tohill 15-1
1B115 San Nicolas Bonde Lumpkins 15-1
2115 Look of Eagles Hofmans Alvarado 8-1
3120 Hoovergetthekeys Koriner Warren 9-2
4115 Champagne Day Jenda Lopez 7-2
5115 Mo Mon Stokes Jauregui 12-1
6115 Lil' Country Sprecht Radke 20-1
7115 Unbridled Time Lukas Baze 6-1
8120 Startac Bray Solis 7-5
Live audio/video online
Results article
Results chart

Swale Stakes (G3)

Purse: $150,000     Distance: 7 furlongs

Results

Prog.
#
WeightHorseTrainerJockeyM/L
Odds
1112 Liberty Township O'Connell Chavez 10-1
2112 Sparkling Sabre Wilensky Prado 15-1
3114 D'wildcat Hess Nakatani 8-5
4119 Fistfite Badgett Migliore 3-1
5122 Yonaguska Lukas Bailey 2-1
6112 Tarek Moubarak Velazquez 6-1
Glenners' Picks
Live audio/video online
Results article
Results chart

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