- Road to the Kentucky Derby
- Racing & Wagering
Prep Race History
Larry Jones trained 2011 Horse of the Year Havre De Grace who defeated the males in the G-1 Woodward Stakes. A native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, he has had success in the Kentucky Oaks with victories by Believe You Can in 2012 and Proud Spell in 2008. Jones just missed winning the Kentucky Derby in back-to-back years as Hard Spun and Eight Belles both ran second in 2007 and 2008. Jones has also trained top horses Friesan Fire, Island Sand, Old Fashioned, Mr.
Gabriel Saez was born on February 1, 1988, in Port Darien, Panama. He began riding in his native country in 2004 and was the leading apprentice jockey in Panama for 2005. Saez moved to the United States in February of 2006, making an instant impact as Delaware Park's leading apprentice rider of that year. Saez guided Proud Spell to victory in the 2008 Kentucky Oaks and has ridden other graded stakes winners such as Friesan Fire, Kodiak Kowboy, and Sweet Hope.
Fox Hill Farms (Rick Porter)
Porter became interested in racing after attending races at Delaware Park as a youth. He named his racing stable Fox Hill Farms after a home he purchased in Delaware in 1989. Fox Hill Farms has had two second place finishers in the Kentucky Derby with Hard Spun and Eight Belles in 2007 and 2008 respectively. Hard Spun would also finish second in the Preakness Stakes and the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Robert N. Clay & Serengeti Stable
Check back soon for Eight Belles pedigree, powered by Brisnet
Powered by Brisnet