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Rodolphe Brisset
WinStar Farm, LLC
Foal Date
Feb 19, 2015

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Horse Profile - Quip


Quip became the next long shot to win on the Road to the Kentucky Derby Saturday at odds of 19-1. Quip made his mark on the Derby Trail with a stalk-and-pounce one-length victory in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) March 10. Flameaway finished 2nd, a neck in front of the front-running favorite World Approval. Quip’s winning time for the 1 1/16 mile Tampa Bay Derby was 1:44.72 following a moderate pace.


Quip won his third race in four starts and paid a handsome $40.20 on a $2 win wager, and he secured his spot in the starting gate for the Kentucky Derby with 50 qualifying points. Following a 7th place finish in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) in his last start in November, Quip was training very well at the Fair Grounds this year and then had a strong 4 furlong work at Tampa Bay Downs the week of the race. While the son of Distorted Humor was severely overlooked at the betting window, his trainer, Fair Grounds-based Rudolphe Brisset knew his horse was maturing and improving.


“The transition from 2 to 3 is very important for a Thoroughbred, and I could see by the way he acted that he had grown up. He matured a lot physically and carried more weight,” Brisset noted about his Derby hopeful when he returned to New Orleans in early January to resume training. Brisset picked up his first big-race win on his own after serving as assistant trainer for Bill Mott for 11 years.


Final preps that might fit Quip’s schedule include the Grade 2 Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland and the Grade 2 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, both on April 7. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn is also a possibility on April 14.


Quip is the 60th graded winner for his sire Distorted Humor, who also sired 2003 Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, who went on to win the Preakness Stakes by nearly 10 lengths before finishing 3rd in the Belmont Stakes. 


Learn more about Flameaway with these indepth stories:

SCULLY: Quip offers proper response in Tampa Bay Derby upset


Race History

1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby

Tampa Bay Downs

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Mar 10, 2018
7th Road to the Kentucky Derby Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Churchill Downs

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

Churchill Downs

6 FurlongsDirt Sep 23, 2017

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