Grantham

Grantham

#24
21
$85,000
Horses at the starting gates.
Owner
Three Diamonds Farm
Trainer
Michael J. Maker
Breeder
Winter Creek Farm
Sex
Colt
Color
Bay
Birthplace
Kentucky
Foal Date
Mar 08, 2019

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Grantham Summary

A fourth-place finish in the Withers S. (G3) put the Mike Maker-trained Grantham on the Road to the 2022 Kentucky Derby table, despite a pedigree which looks better suited to turf. Sold as a yearling for $100,000 before being picked up for $280,000 at the Ocala April sale, Grantham is by Declaration of War, whose progeny include two-mile Melbourne Cup (G1) winner Vow and Declare. His dam Darby Blush, by Arch, traces back to E.P. Taylor S. (G2) winner Wandering Star, dam of leading European juvenile War Command. Dirt ability rather than stamina may be his biggest Derby challenge.

By Alastair Bull

Race History

FinishRaceGradeDistanceSurfaceDate
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby

Tampa Bay Downs

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Mar 12, 2022
4th Road to the Kentucky Derby Withers Stakes

Aqueduct

III1 1/8 MilesDirt Feb 5, 2022
2nd Maiden Special Weight

Churchill Downs

7 FurlongsDirt Nov 19, 2021

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