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2010 Sunland Derby (G3)

Date/Track:
3/28/2010, Sunland Park
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 M
Time:
1:48.46

What the Nation is saying about the 2010 Sunland Derby (G3)...

Bob Baffert’s undefeated 3-5 shot, Conveyance, was loping along on an uncontested lead.  Expected early pressure from sprinter Classical Slew was nowhere to be seen.  Meanwhile, morning line second choice, Tempted to Tapit chose to stalk and offered no pace bother to the heavy favorite....Read More
Shannon Ritter loves horses, loves to work hard and has plenty of respect from those close to her. On Sunday afternoon at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, the 45-year-old trainer won her biggest race of her career when her up and coming 3-year-old, Endorsement roared to a win in the 8th running of...Read More
  • Ironmaidens · Congrats to Shannon. She worked hard as Elliott Walden's assistant and I was fortunate to meet her a few times. I'm thrilled that her hard work has payed off with such a spectacular win. Onward and upward! · 1480 days ago ·
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  • bband · Ironmaidens, what do you think of Endorsement? · 1480 days ago ·
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Trainers are used to monitoring every step taken and every breath drawn by their would-be Kentucky Derby hopefuls this time of year.But as Derby Day draws closer, some trainers fortunate enough to have talented 3-year-olds on their hands now find they have more than just their horses' well-being to...Read More
Another Derby runner for Winstar Farm. Read More
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  • ruby · Agree. Endorsement has a very nice pedigree for distance with Distorted Humor on the top out of an AP Indy mare. And yes, if Lucky or Eskendereya don't win, this thing is wide, wide open. · 1480 days ago ·
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  • humphrey · Conveyance, unmolested on moderate fractions, had better find some more late run of that one will be watching May 1st. · 1480 days ago ·
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Conveyance can't fend off Endorsement going an easy half at usually fast Sunland. As nice as Endorsement may be, Conveyance would fend him off if he was top-tier. Next!
The most important horse on the 2010 Triple Crown trail so far is -- drumroll please -- WOW WOW WOW. He brings serious pace to Saturday's Louisiana Derby and opens it up for closers to qualify for the Kentucky Derby in a year loaded with nothing but speed-types. He single-handedly enflames the La De...Read More
A front-running winner of the San Rafael S. (G3) and Southwest S. (G3), CONVEYANCE (Indian Charlie) will make his final Kentucky Derby (G1) prep against eight rivals in Sunday's $800,000 Sunland Derby (G3). The 1 1/8-mile event became more important when it was upgraded to Grade 3 status this year, ...Read More
Performance of the week was turned in by D'Funnybone, but he is not being considered for the Kentucky Derby. The Rick Dutrow trainee is a terror around one turn, and he captured the G2 Swale in easy fashion. He has now captured four graded sprints, and the G3 Withers (April 24th) at the Big A might ...Read More
Despite losing by less than two lengths in his first stakes try, Drosselmeyer seems to have fallen off the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) radar of many. Winstar Farm's racing manager Elliott Walden thinks it could be a mistake.“We like him as much as our other ones,” said Walden, referring to WinStar’s othe...Read More
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  • mdracing69 · WinStar racing manager Elliott Walden said Drosselmeyer would go in the Louisiana Derby if Rule opted for the Florida Derby. That looks like the scenario with Eskendereya skipping the Florida Derby in favor of the Wood. · 1492 days ago ·
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  • bband · Elliott told TVG on Saturday that Drosselmeyer was going to the La Derby. · 1492 days ago ·
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I started to write this column a month ago but several friends said take it easy on Santa Anita after the Feb. 6 card was canceled. That amount of rain, they said, might have caused racing to be canceled at any track. But after the Feb. 27 program was scratched, it is time to say this: If you are a ...Read More
When the nominations were received for the Sunland Derby, to be run March 28 at Sunland Park in New Mexico, there were some impressive names on the list. And for good reason. For one thing, the race is worth $800,000, making it the second richest prep race in North America (the Arkansas Derby, gr. I...Read More

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