Host Tom Dawson talks about the main action on the Derby Trail this week, mainly the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Breaking from the outside stall to the rail, Ete Indien shot straight to the front in an impressive gate-to-wire victory and earned 50 qualifying points towards the Kentucky Derby.
At Oaklawn, Silver Prospector won the $750,000 Southwest stakes, but trainer Steve Asmussen says the 3 year old colt will likely remain at Oaklawn. However, there could be others from that race with designs on the Sunland Derby.
One of the riders here that day could be Kentucky Derby winning rider Joel Rosario, and a good bet for his mount could be Bob Baffert trainee and El Camino Real Derby winner Azul Coast.
In case you missed it, Riley Allison Stakes winner Rowdy Yates finished fourth in the first running of the $800,000 Saudi Derby on Saturday.
Back at Sunland Park, there’s big time quarter horse racing on tap this weekend with the $185,000 West Texas Derby highlighting Saturday’s card.