JC Derby – Grade 3 – $500.000
AQU – InTurf – 1 3/8 Mile
For Three Year Olds
October 7, 2023
Train Wreck just repaid his new connection’s faith repaying his $275.000 price tag and more in just two starts. He just brought home the biggest paycheck of his career by winning the JC Derby. The gelding came from mid-pack to win by ½ length in near track record time in a dramatic finish that saw Island Drumbeat come from off the pace to take second and favorite On Fire come from sixth to get third just a length back.
Complete Order of Finish:
1 Train Wreck (Maximillion Farm) Got up for the win after a comfortable mid-pack trip.
2 Island Drumbeat (Fractious) Came from off the pace to take second place.
3 On Fire (Mb Stables) Made a late run to get show money.
4 Bigmikesbluedress (TwinTowersRacing) Led at every call but the last, finishing fourth.
5 Kylo Ren (Luz International) Another closer, could do no better than fifth.
6 Brooklyn (Winning Link Stables) Trailed most of the way by as many as eleven at one point, got up for sixth.
7 Buccaneers Bounty (Nakamura Stables) Lost ground after stalking the pace to finish seventh.
8 Lumpenproletarian (Jerry Garcia Racing) Close early, outrun late to finish eighth.
9 Nevada Lee (Nakamura Stables) Close early, outrun late to finish ninth.
10 Iceberg Slim (Fractious) Never a factor.
11 Kentucky Pharoah (Arindel) Never a factor
Train Wreck is by Astronokai x Tugela Kitten (Mission To Tugela) and was bred in CA. This victory, his fifth in thirteen starts, puts his career earnings at $485.340. Congratulations to Maxmillion Farm and Train Wreck!