Local Hero

30
$140,000
Owner
e Five Racing Thoroughbreds
Breeder
Three Chimneys Farm, LLC
Sex
Colt
Color
Dark Bay
Birthplace
Kentucky
Foal Date
Mar 21, 2014

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Local Hero Racing News

The speedy Local Hero found his way onto the Kentucky Derby trail with a solid third in the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds. Coming into the race after winning a maiden on the same track by seven lengths, Local Hero led for most of the 1-1/16 mile trip and fought hard in the stretch, giving way only to Girvin and Untrapped.


Trained by Steve Asmussen, Local Hero was a $500,000 purchase at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton March 2-year-old sale in Florida. He was bred by Three Chimneys Farm and is raced by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds.


Local Hero is by Hard Spun, a high-quality sire son of Danzig who finished second to Street Sense in the 2007 Kentucky Derby. He has sired a number of horses that have proved capable up to the Derby trip of 1-1/4 miles, such as Wicked Strong and Hard Aces. His dam Liam’s Dream was a grade 3 winner over six furlongs, and her dam Danzig’s Beauty won the grade III Gardenia Stakes over 1-1/16 miles.


On pedigree, Local Hero has a reasonable chance of staying 1-1/4 miles if he makes it to the Kentucky Derby. But his racing style has been that of a tearaway, which raises some questions about his staying ability.


Local Hero was a 72-1 shot when Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed Feb. 26. He clearly has speed, and could be a value bet for the Derby if he can learn to rein in his style to let some of the stamina in his pedigree come through.

Race History

FinishRaceGradeDistanceSurfaceDate
7th Pat Day Mile S. Presented by LG&E and KU

Churchill Downs

III1 MileDirt May 6, 2017
3rd Road to the Kentucky Derby Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby

Fair Grounds

II1 1/8 MilesDirt Apr 1, 2017
3rd Road to the Kentucky Derby Risen Star Stakes

Fair Grounds

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Feb 25, 2017
1st Maiden Special Weight

Fair Grounds

1 Mile 70 YardsDirt Jan 26, 2017
2nd Maiden Special Weight

Churchill Downs

7 FurlongsDirt Nov 26, 2016

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