Messier 6

8-1

Messier

15th
6
8-1
$5,021,869
Owner
Golconda Stable, Madaket Stables LLC, SF Racing LLC, Siena Farm LLC, Starlight Racing, Waves Edge Capital LLC, Donovan, Catherine, Masterson, Robert E. and Schoenfarber, Jay A.
Trainer
Tim Yakteen
Jockey
John R. Velazquez
Breeder
Sam-Son Farm
Sex
Colt
Color
Bay
Birthplace
Ontario
Foal Date
Mar 24, 2019

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A runner-up finish in the Santa Anita Derby at his first start for trainer Tim Yakteen earned Messier a belated spot in the Kentucky Derby top 20. He had run well in two previous 2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races, though he had not earned any points, as he was trained for those races by Bob Baffert and was thus ineligible for points, given Baffert’s suspension by Churchill Downs. Bred in Ontario, Messier was a $470,000 purchase at the Fasig-Tipton Selected Yearling sale. He is by Empire Maker, a very good source of dirt stamina, out of the black type-winning Smart Strike mare Checkered Past, a granddaughter of Canadian Oaks winner Catch the Ring. There is stamina galore in the pedigree so he should easily stay 1 1/4 miles.

 

Related Stories of Messier:

SCULLY: Kentucky Derby Contender Profile: Messier

JOHNSON: Kentucky Derby pedigree profile: Messier

 

Race History

FinishRaceGradeDistanceSurfaceDate
15th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve

Churchill Downs

I1 1/4 MilesDirt May 7, 2022
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby RUNHAPPY Santa Anita Derby

Santa Anita Park

I1 1/8 MilesDirt Apr 9, 2022
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Santa Anita Park

III1 1/16 MilesDirt Feb 6, 2022
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Los Alamitos Futurity

Los Alamitos Race Course

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Dec 11, 2021

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