Train Wreck Best in JC Derby

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!


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