Host Tom Dawson updates on horses pointing towards the Sunland Derby and Sunland Park Oaks on March 22nd.
This week at Santa Anita, the wealth of three-year old talent in Bob Baffert’s barn was on display as Authentic dominated the San Felipe at two and a half lengths. Authentic is three for three and is expected to get his final prep in the Santa Anita Derby.
In the Tampa Bay Derby, King Guillermo took it all in an impressive 49 to 1 upset and secured 50 qualifying points towards the Kentucky Derby. King Guillermo, along with other top horses in the Kentucky Derby points chase, all have time for another prep race to add to their totals.
The Sunland Derby winner will get 50 points which will put him right in the thick of it.
Last weekend, Sunland featured the $184,000 West Texas Derby for quarter horses. It was desperately close, but Aggressive Driver eked out a narrow victory over K J Frankie B, earning him his fourth straight win.
Next weekend’s action at Sunland Park will be headlined by the Curribot Handicap for older horses.
For all the up-to-date info on upcoming races, visit Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino webpage.