Horse Racing

The participants in the 2018 Derby are now leaving their mark as stallions

Five years ago, justification , good magic And Bolt d’Oro made their mark on the 2018 Kentucky Derby (G1), with all three winning bets graded to qualify for Run for the Roses before Justify became the 13th winner of Triple Crown by winning the Derby, Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes (G1).

Now, their progeny are shining in preparation for the 2023 classics. The three second-season stallions are represented by five of the 12 highest-ranked 3-year-olds in BloodHorse’s Derby Dozen.

Good Magic, the 2-year-old 2017 men’s champion who finished second behind Justify in the 2018 Derby, is the male of Blazing Sevens (seventh-ranked 3-year-old child), Curly Jack (10th) and regeneration (12th), while Bolt d’Oro’s Instant coffee came in at number three in ‘Dozen’ and Justify’s Verification in progress is in fifth place.

Justify.<br /> Stallions Uncle Mo, Justify and American Pharaoh at Ashford Stud on June 23, 2021.” src=” =medium” style=”border-width: 0px;” title=”Justify.<br /> Stallions Uncle Mo, Justify and American Pharaoh at Ashford Stud on June 23, 2021.”/><figcaption><small>Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt</small></p>
<p>Justification at Ashford Stud</p>
<p>2023 will not mark the first time their descendants have exposed everything.  Last year, as their first crop raced, Bolt d’Oro, Good Magic and Justify finished 1-2-3 ahead of their Northern Hemisphere progeny’s earnings at the end of the year.  First place Bolt d’Oro ($2,748,980) is less than $400,000 away from third place Justify ($2,349,984).  Good Magic ends up between them for $2,533,214.</p>
<div class=

Registration for

Their progeny are likely to make more dollars in bets this year, with the racetracks, as usual, yielding decent payouts on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Resurrection Star (G2) Shares on February 18th at Fair Grounds Racecourse & Slots $400,000 — Curly Jack is one of the favorites there — and finally, the New Orleans track will host the Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 25 for $1 million.

Bolt d’Oro’s Instant Coffee, owned by Gold Square and coached by Brad Cox, is considered a leading contender for the Louisiana Derby after winning Lecomte Stakes (G3) at the Fair Grounds earlier this year.

Other preparations for a $1 million or more Derby in the coming months include Rebellion Stakes February 25 (G2) at Oaklawn ParkFlorida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream ParkThe Arkansas Derby on April 1 (G1) and the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) on April 8 at Keeneland. The Arkansas Derby was the richest of them all with $1.25 million.

Justify’s Verification, the champion’s half-brother Midnight Bisou , which is likely the Rebel initiator for Cox after winning an option claim race in Oaklawn earlier this year. Last year at age 2, he booked in Champagne Stakes (G1) after Blazing Sevens for ownership of Westerberg, Mrs. John Magnier, Jonathan Poulin, Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor with links to Coolmore.

Good Magic’s Curly Jack, Second Last Trouble November 26 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs for owner Michael McLoughlin, first set off in 2023 in the 1/8-mile Easter Star.

Coach Tom Amoss said: “He’s been very prepared and I’m excited to run him this weekend. “This was his first debut at the age of 3, and big courts often lead to traffic problems for slow horses and he was one of them. I don’t want to talk. that we don’t want to win this race because we will.. A big effort and taking into account what may or may not happen in the race is what we are looking for from Curly Jack. “

Last year, the Good Magic foal made $417,580, topped by a win in the Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, to rank among the top earners for its stallion, who this year priced at $50,000 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Xalapa in Kentucky.

Violence have descendants included Forte , the front horse in the Dozen Derby, also stood at Hill ‘n’ Dale at Xalapa. He has more seasons, having entered in 2014.

Besides 2022 champagne winner Blazing Sevens and Sham Stakes (G3) Reincarnation winner, other 3-year-olds on the stallion Derby include 2022 Remsen Stakes (G2) winner Dubyuhnell and a promising debut champion magician who accelerated seven stretches in 1:22.54 to win the first special weight class at Gulfstream Park on January 28.

In addition to Verification, other top 3-year-olds nominated by Justify for Triple Crown include Harlocap runner in Risen Star after their first win at Santa Anita Park on January 22, and Yuttitham, a commander winner of two out of three starts in Japan. Justify is priced at $100,000 this year at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud, where his ranch buddies include longstanding companies Uncle Mo flashy sir Arab Knights The second horse of the Derby Dozen.

Bolt d'Oro at Spendthrift . Farm
Photo: Courtesy Spendthrift Farm/Louise E. Reinagel

Bolt d’Oro at Spendthrift . Farm

Spendthrift Ranch, where Bolt d’Oro claimed a $35,000 fee, also lobbied for his top earner through 2023, winner Kitten’s Joy Stakes (G3T) Major . After the February 4 grass race at Gulfstream, Todd Pletcher has suggested that the ponies could return to the dirt track at some point this year. He broke his girlhood on the main track at Monmouth Park in June and deposited there in the Seedling Pile at the end of summer.

corona , who won his first two sprints last year in multiple starts, including the December 26 Sugar Bowl Stakes at the Fair Grounds, is one of Bolt d’s top sophomore ponies. ‘Oro. In the coming weeks, he will be looking to recover from sixth place behind the Arabian Knights in the January 28 Southwest Stakes (G3) Tournament after rushing straight and chasing speed on a sloppy track. .


News7F: Update the world's latest breaking news online of the day, breaking news, politics, society today, international mainstream news .Updated news 24/7: Entertainment, the World everyday world. Hot news, images, video clips that are updated quickly and reliably

Related Articles

Back to top button