Rialto Racing Stables and Southern Springs Stables
Sun Valley Farm
Foal Date
Mar 26, 2014

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Petrov Racing News

Consistency and improvement has been a hallmark of Petrov, who hasn’t finished further back than second in four starts.

Trained by Ron Moquett, Petrov won his first start and finished second in his next three starts, all at stakes level.

In his 2017 starts, Petrov finished second to Uncontested in the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, and then, after mastering Uncontested at the top of the stretch, found only One Liner too good in the Southwest Stakes (G3) at the same track.

Bred by Sun Valley Farm, Petrov went before auction buyers three times, finally selling for $55,000 at the 2016 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company June sale. He is raced by Rialto Racing Stables and Southern Springs Sales.

Petrov is by Flatter, a successful Claiborne Farm-based son of A.P. Indy. His leading progeny include Flat Out, a dual winner of the 1-1/4 mile Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (G1). Petrov’s dam Saracina was a dual winner at six furlongs, and her dam Indy’s Paloma is a daughter of A.P. Indy.

To date Petrov has usually raced close to the pace before finishing strongly. Though there will be some doubts about his ability to stay 1-1/4 miles on pedigree, he was strong at the end of the Southwest Stakes over 1-1/16 miles, finishing more than eight lengths clear of the third horse.

Petrov drifted from 30-1 to 73-1 in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Feb. 26 after his Southwest Stakes run. However, he appeals as a consistent horse on the way up and he should not be forgotten by punters.

Race History

9th Road to the Kentucky Derby Arkansas Derby

Oaklawn Park

I1 1/8 MilesDirt Apr 15, 2017
4th Road to the Kentucky Derby Rebel Stakes

Oaklawn Park

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Mar 18, 2017
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Southwest Stakes

Oaklawn Park

III1 1/16 MilesDirt Feb 20, 2017
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Smarty Jones Stakes

Oaklawn Park

1 MileDirt Jan 16, 2017
2nd King's Swan Stakes


6 FurlongsDirt Dec 2, 2016
1st Maiden Special Weight

Churchill Downs

6 FurlongsDirt Nov 12, 2016

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Petrov Racing News