Thousand Words 10

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Thousand Words

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Owner
Albaugh Family Stables LLC and Spendthrift Farm LLC
Trainer
Bob Baffert
Jockey
Florent Geroux
Breeder
Hardacre Farm
Sex
Colt
Color
Bay
Birthplace
Florida
Foal Date
Jan 27, 2017

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Thousand Words Contender Profile

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has won the Kentucky Derby five times, and he’ll match the half-dozen wins of Derby legend Ben Jones if Thousand Words can deliver on the first Saturday in May. Purchased for $1 million as a yearling, Thousand Words joined the Derby trail with a gutsy victory in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G2) at Los Alamitos. Engaged in a three-way battle with one furlong remaining, Thousand Words dug deep to win by a neck.

From a breeding perspective, Thousand Words’ pedigree gives off mixed signals. His sire, Pioneerof the Nile, comes from a long line of classic contenders and gained fame as the sire of 2015 Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. But Thousand Words’ dam—three-time graded stakes winner Pomeroys Pistol—was a sprinter hailing from a speed-oriented family. Thousand Words will have to take after his sire if he’s going to stretch his stamina over 1 ¼ miles on the first Saturday in May.

By J. Keeler Johnson

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Race History

FinishRaceGradeDistanceSurfaceDate
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Shared Belief Stakes

Del Mar

1 1/16 MilesDirt Aug 1, 2020
2nd Road to the Kentucky Derby Los Alamitos Derby

Los Alamitos Race Course

III1 1/8 MilesDirt Jul 4, 2020
4th Road to the Kentucky Derby San Felipe Stakes

Santa Anita Park

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Mar 7, 2020
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Robert B. Lewis Stakes

Santa Anita Park

III1 1/16 MilesDirt Feb 1, 2020
1st Road to the Kentucky Derby Los Alamitos Futurity

Los Alamitos Race Course

II1 1/16 MilesDirt Dec 7, 2019

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