Derby Contenders

Prep Race History

PDF Download Past Performances
Date Race Grade Distance Finish Chart Replay
Oct 7 2012 Grey Woodbine III 1 1/16 M 3 N/A

Connections

Mark Casse

Trainer

Mark became involved in racing through his father, Norman, a veteran owner, trainer and breeder for over 40 years, and the former chairman of the Ocala Breeders Sales. At age 12 he rode in a horse van with his father to witness Secreatriat capture the 1973 Kentucky Derby and he was hooked from that moment. He took out his trainer's license at age 18 and won his first race in 1979 at Keeneland. Casse has won the Sovereign Award as Canada's top trainer in a record setting three years in a row 2006-2008. He has trained many Sovereign Award winners including Sealy Hill, the only filly to capture the Canadian Filly Triple Crown. He has been the top trainer at Woodbine for over a decade and set a record for most wins in a single meet in Ocotober of 2011 with 90 wins. Top horses include Spring in the Air, Spring Venture, Uncaptured, G-1 Stephen Foster winner Pool Play, Seaside Retreat, Marchfield, Northern Passion, Exciting Story, Top Notch Lady and Prospective.

John Oxley

Owner

John's winners include Monarchos who was the 2001 Kentucky Derby winner, 1999 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and Eclipse Award winner Beautiful Pleasure, 1995 Kentucky Oaks winner Gal in a Ruckus, and graded stakes winners Sky Mesa, Dancinginherdreams, Northern Passion, Prospective and Dr. Pleasure. His wife Debby is a part of the stable and campaigns horses under her name as well including stakes winner Darling My Darling.In 1962, John founded an oil and gas exploration firm Oxley Petroleum in Tulsa Oklahoma. In 2003, he sold his company and started a smaller scale venture named Oxley Resources, LLC.He is the son of John T. Oxley, a Hall of Fame polo player, and is an active polo player himself. John has been inducted into the Polo Hall of Fame, was a chairman of the U.S. Polo Association, and along with his brother owns the Royal Palm Polo Club in Florida. He is a member of the Jockey Club and a storng advocate for the thoroughbred industry.

Pedigree

Indiano Jones is bred to thrive at distances of 1 1/4 miles and beyond, so we might not have seen the best of him yet.

His sire is Hall of Famer A.P. Indy, who turned the Belmont Stakes/Breeders' Cup Classic double during his Horse of the Year campaign in 1992.

The son of Seattle Slew went on to become a supersire, carving out an enduring influence on the breed through such sons as Pulpit, Bernardini and Mineshaft. His prominent fillies include champion Rags to Riches, who defeated males in the 2007 Belmont. A.P. Indy has yet to sire a Derby winner, however, and the window of opportunity is rapidly narrowing for the stallion who was pensioned in 2011.

Indiano Jones is the first registered foal from the accomplished turf mare Sharp Susan. An earner of $478,326, she landed the Lake Placid at Saratoga and the Herecomesthebride at Gulfstream.

Sharp Susan is by Touch Gold, the 1997 Belmont and Haskell hero and sire of such major winners as Midas Eyes, Mass Media, Composure, Seek Gold and Sugar Swirl. As a broodmare sire, he is responsible for Nonios, last year's Affirmed winner and Haskell runner-up.

Sharp Susan is a half-sister to millionaire and hot young sire Spring at Last and to Grade 1 queen Sharp Lisa. This is the family of turf star and $2.3 million-earner Bien Bien.

Powered by Brisnet

California Chrome Cruises to Victory in 140th Kentucky Derby before Crowd of 164,906

Steven Coburn and Perry Martin's favored California Chrome, ridden by Victor Espinoza, took command at the head of the stretch en route to a 1 3/4-length victory over Commanding Curve to win the 140th running of the $2,202,800 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I). A sun-splashed crowd of 164,906, the second-largest attendance in Kentucky Derby history, watched California Chrome give jockey Victor Espinoza a second Derby victory to go with his triumph on War Emblem in 2002.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

Derby Week Concludes with Memorable Kentucky Derby 140 as California Chrome Wins America’s Greatest Race

164,906 fans pack historic Churchill Downs

Updates Powered by

Visit brisnet.com for expert handicapping, picks and analysis Derby Week and all year long

Derby Stories

Lindsay & Els Chicago, IL

First time at the Oaks so that's why we have these crazy hats on, shaped like cheese hats and painted pink in honor of Bright Pink, which is a great charity.
Paula's picking California Chrome

Kentucky Derby 140 presented by Yum! - The Race

Kentucky Derby 140 - Road to the Derby

Kentucky Derby 140 Intro

Around the Downs - The Stables

The Race

54 Photos

GET TO KNOW THE KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER CALIFORNIA CHROME (PRE-RACE BIO)

California Chrome is attempting to become only the fourth California-bred, Kentucky Derby winner in history and the first since Decidedly in 1962.