Saratoga Boot, a 9-to-1 long shot, was never headed Sunday and scored a
4 ¼ -length victory in the $75,000 Emerald Derby for 3-year-olds at
With Kevin Krigger riding at 122lbs, Saratoga
Boot ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48 2/5 on a fast track and paid $21.40,
$10.40 and $5.80. Tim McCanna trains the Arkansas-bred for owner Gary
Hughes of Clarkston, Wash.
Saratoga Boot sped to the lead from
the outside post, set fractions of :22 3/5, :46 3/5, 1:11 4/5 and 1:35
4/5 en route to the victory. The final time was one tick faster than
Winning Machine ran last year.