Empire Maker topples Funny Cide in Wood

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March 09, 2009 10:06am
However, the combination of Empire Maker's Wood victory and the steady erosion of the competition is likely to create one of the shortest-priced Derby favorites in the last quarter century. Empire Maker is a strapping dark bay colt with the entire package: nimble feet for the break, tactical speed to get into a race and the stamina to hold off closers. And on Saturday he proved he can handle an off track, covering the mile and an eighth in 1:48.70. Read More

 

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