Canadian Connection In Kentucky Derby

Category : News - Mon 13/05/2013 - 05:15 EDT

With Uncharted and Dynamic Sky falling off the Kentucky Derby trail, Canadian horse racing fans looking to cheer on a northern connection may want to turn their attention to Goldencents. As the recent winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Derby, he will be a top contender in the Run for the Roses. Although Goldencents himself is a Kentucky bred, his dam, Golden Works, is in fact a Manitoba-born and bred. Lightly raced, Golden Works won twice and finished second in eight starts before being sold to American interests to begin her broodmare career on the farm.

Productive Sire connected to two Derby runners

In Kentucky, Golden Works was bred to Into Mischief, a minor stakes winner in the USA. With his first crop of foals, Into Mischief is already showing stud promise. In addition to Goldencents, who is 4-for-6 lifetime, including a 2nd place finish in the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes last year, Into Mischief is also the sire of Vyjack, another colt expected to line up in the Kentucky Derby. Vyjack will go into the Derby coming off a 3rd place finish in the Wood Memorial at Aquaduct.

Distance is the biggest question for Goldencents

Owned in part by University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, the major concern with Goldencents going into the Derby may be his ability to endure the 1 1/4 mile distance during the Run for the Roses. Golden Works never raced at a distance of more than 6 furlongs, and Into Mischief never competed in a race longer than 7 furlongs. However, with his victory in the 1 1/8 mile Santa Anita Derby, it’s possible that Goldencents is ready to outrun his pedigree.

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