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Angel of Empire

Albaugh Family Stables LLC
Brad H. Cox
Flavien Prat
Forgotten Land Investment Inc & Black Diamond Equine Corp
Foal Date
Apr 09, 2020

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An off-the-pace runner, Angel of Empire displayed a terrific turn of foot in the Arkansas Derby (G1), surging from sixth to reach the lead by the top of the stretch, and the up-and-coming colt established himself as a serious Kentucky Derby contender while notching his first triple-digit Brisnet Speed rating (101). After a non-threatening second in his stakes debut, the Smarty Jones on New Year’s Day, Angel of Empire progressed with a hard-fought win in the Risen Star (G2) at Fair Grounds in mid-February. The bay sophomore may have to negotiate traffic in a 20-horse Kentucky Derby field, but Angel of Empire appears to be peaking at the right time of the year and his late punch can’t be dismissed.

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Race History

3rd Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve

Churchill Downs

I1 1/4 MilesDirt May 6, 2023
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Arkansas Derby

Oaklawn Park

I1 1/8 MilesDirt Apr 1, 2023
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Risen Star S. presented by Lamarque Ford

Fair Grounds

II1 1/8 MilesDirt Feb 18, 2023
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Smarty Jones Stakes

Oaklawn Park

1 MileDirt Jan 1, 2023

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