Derby Notes

Ete Indien Takes Control of Derby Leaderboard

After finishing second to Tiz the Law in the Holy Bull G3 Stakes, Ete Indien won the Fountain of Youth G2 in impressive fashion over Candy Tycoon and Shotski. The dark bay colt trained by Patrick Biancone has matured into a formidable prospect with the surface switch to dirt which has favored his abundant early speed. With the makings of a serious contender for the Kentucky Derby, connections have pointed him towards the $1-MILLION Florida Derby G1 running on March 28 at Gulfstream Park.


A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Thousand Words running for the Bob Baffert barn and sired by Pioneer of the Nile, another Baffert star back in the day that finished second to 50:1 shot Mine That Bird over a sloppy track in the 2009 Kentucky Derby; with Point Given, yet another Baffert superstar who finished fifth in the 2001 Kentuck Derby, and more Derby connections on the bottom of his pedigree.


Fountain of Youth

At a distance of 1 1/16 miles, over the main track at Gulfstream Park, Ete Indien demonstrates powerful speed; while Tiz the Law's convincing three length victory over Ete Indien in the Holy Bull G3 is flattered. The talented duo will face off again in the Florida Derby. Dennis’ Moment comes out of the Fountain of Youth in good shape, connections targeting the Blue Grass G2 at Keeneland.